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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by kelmo, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. kelmo

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    Do motels have such tiny coffee cups?

    Feel free to answer or add your own why...

    (Homeless update... An ice storm has settled over the area) God hates me. *nods*
     
  2. N49ATV

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    Dont we have an off topic forum for these types of posts? rolleyes:

    But on the topic of this post, I have no idea, its the same thing with the glasses in the bathroom. You know the ones in the paper. They are not even big enough for a childs milk. One mouthfull is all they hold....sad sad.

    On a related note. I was at a chineese restaurant the other day (maybe a week ago), ordered a triple rye and 7, asked if I wanted short or tall. So I got the short, and it came in one of those little glasses. What 3" diameter, and 4.5 tall. Needless to say I laughed pretty hard at that one. Wasnt much pop in the little glass
     
  3. Luka Melehan

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    we are the community that rejected the need for a trade forum, why would we use the OT forum?
     
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    Because before you finish that tiny cup of coffee you will realize how much motel coffee and you will be in your car looking for a place that has good coffee.
     
  5. HaHa

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    Are you hiding the cats from the owners?
     
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    it is to punish us
     
  7. N49ATV

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    Im teasing him because he chimes in with that line on some OT threads here. All in good christmas spirit.
     
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    He probably used them to pay this week's rent...
     
  9. five oclock

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    Because the coffee stinks BIG time. Also it saves a TON of money on cups. Lets say you can buy 1000 small cups for 10 bucks or 100 normal cups for 10 bucks? As a business what are you going to buy?

    BTW head to the local coffee shop I say. If ya have free Wi Fi at the hotel and cable..count your blessing..and stay away from the coffee.. Have you seen where it was made?
     
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    As a business myself, i wouldnt cheap out, but then again, in my industry (electrical contractor) the promo of cheap gifts/products is a waste. Why buy 50 hats with velcro, or the leather strap for cheap, and no one will wear them, or buy some nice profit ones, with deep stitch, and spend 2x the amount, and people will actually wear them, and like them.

    I guess cups for a hotel is diff, but thats how i see it
     
  11. five oclock

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    No, you are right on the cheap out. Its the little things that hotels do for you to remember your trip. That is why in almost every hotel/motel room they have a pen, pad of paper, rarely now but still around Matches and a ashtray. Those are for you to take home and remember the great place you stayed while you were away from home.

    The cups are to be used once or twice then thrown away. Later on the housekeeper picks them up out of the trash can, or off the bed, or off the lamp, or where ever. They are not meant to be reused and if the paper/plastic is broken off them even if they are not used, and you are checking out for the day the cups HAVE to be replaced.

    Heck even if the paper/plastic is still good and people decided to stay another day you would be amazed at how many complaints there been for they didn't have fresh clean glasses.

    When you throw away that many cups..you go for the cheapest and largest quantity you can find.
     
  12. kelmo

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    Why is it when you have "complimentary" HBO in your room, all the movies suck?
     
  13. N49ATV

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    You would think they would put good movies on. Seems what most channels do when you get a demo of the channel. They dont always show the newest movies, but it seems all shows/movies are good ones, to suck you in to spending more money every month on them
     
  14. five oclock

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    Cough Pay per view cough.
     
  15. kelmo

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    Kinda on a tight budget these days...
     
  16. five oclock

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    Then DON't DRINK from the wet bar....that bill will cost you a new home and them some. :D

    Actually just play ALOT of UO, and read the boards.

    Kill your TV I say. BUT not the hotel room one. That one will cost you an arm and a leg. You would be surprised at how many people have done that...
     
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    They do it cuz customers steal crap !! It is all about overall expenses.

    The lil shampoos/ and all that are supposed to be used taken more or less complimentary...but I am talking about the stuff customers are NOT supposed to take yet they DO !

    Some customers rip off the motels hotels of the hair dryers that are attached to the room walls, ironing boards too, heck they even try to steal the comforters atop the beds and the curtains sometimes too.

    So yall get punier glasses and cups, cuz in the end, we all pay for the bigger stuff some arses felt were also complimentary to take and the management still has to pay for the ripped off stuff that folks were NOT supposed to take. Either with costly overhead or higher insurance filing for the stolen goods, or the fire some jerk set on the drapes fallin asleep while smokin in the the non smokin room, or the idiot that flushes her kids diapers down the toilets, causing plumbing flooding all down from her 8th floor bathroom on down to 1st floor.

    One is lucky if they get cups at all that are not styrofoam ! :)

    Hey me and the management once chased a lady for 4 blocks, to try get back our comforter/ironing board and hair dryer that she had ripped off the walls to *take home like some complimentary gifts* !


    *exits memories of being a night auditor at Comfy Inns and Suites * :)

    YA LUCKY YA GET A CUP AT ALL ! haha
     
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    Amen brothers and sisters AMEN yeh even the tv sets get stolen also !
     
  19. kelmo

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    No one would want this TV. I would be out and about this eve, at least doing some drive bys. It is 19 degrees out side and the winds are gusting to nearly 40 miles per hour.

    I did check out a couple of houses, none were right as yet. I know I can't be too picky but it is a commitment.
     
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    yeh take your time cuz getting a house is a committment and should be as close as what we are needing or hoping for on whatever budget we have going for us.

    47 degrees here, temp. dropping rapidly, high winds, tornados to our south, and flooding here with all this rain, water is creeping into our den. If this rain woulda been snow clear down here, it been probably 3 ft deep.
     
  21. kelmo

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    Why is it a mini fridge and a mini microwave in a room qualifies it as a suite? Same room with or with out...
     
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    :)

    Extra benefits/extra convenience extraz = $uite ! $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    :) *adds 5 dolla a night for any ironing board included nailed into the wall, as an extra extra $$ suite^ benne ! *
     
  23. kelmo

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    And why is it the remotes never work!
     
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    I hope you find one that is JUST RIGHT for you.
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  25. Uvtha

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    ...do birds suddenly appear... any time...you are near?
     
  26. QueenZen

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    why do stars fall down from the sky,
    when ever kelmo walks by..............

    *gauges someone's eyes out:fight: for stickin that dang song, in my mind*

    I HATE THAT SONG, RATLADY !! lol It is too EMO MUSHY CRAP !
     
  27. kelmo

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    Gotta love the carpenters.
     
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    bLeH !

    And I am ashamed to admit we used one of their songs for our wedding...like a thousand others did too that summer................

    we've only just begun to live...............

    white lace and promises.............

    a kiss for luck and we're on our way................

    we've only just begun .............

    well it worked nice in and for our summer 1971 wedding .........bleh !
     
  29. Uvtha

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    har
     
  30. kelmo

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    Why does every house I see suck. Screw it. I am going to find a cat friendly apt...
     
  31. Sweeney

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    I here this lady is looking for a roommate.

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  32. kelmo

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    Ya think they are all fixed?
     
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    I stayed at a Quality Suites last month when I was in Chicago. They had all the ammenities you'd expect in a $120/night room would have.. fridge, full size microwave, comp newspaper, etc. Yet a 4 cup coffee maker.

    I went to the front desk and asked for a Caraffe for "grown ups" and they handed one right over. Which I took to the continental breakfast bar and filled up and took back to my room. Problem solved.
     
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    I am very sorry you are not finding what you want.
    Is your real estate agent working with you on this? I had great luck with mine 3 or 4 e-mails, a few phone calls and he figured out what I wanted / was looking for and what I did not want. If you do rent make sure the pet deposit is refundable if your pets do no damage.

    Damn if I know why they don't charge for children but get away with charging for animals.