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Hotels Dot Com

Updated on November 17, 2015

This hub is about a popular little fellow who has traveled around the globe staying the night in all different types of hotels. Some of the hotels were very nice and fancy, while others had something to be desired. In this hub I won't attempt in anyway to be some type of hotel critic, but I will discuss some of the discoveries of the Traveling Gnome, which were rather interesting to say the very least. These discoveries included some very unique items which were accidentally left behind by hotel guest before his own stay.

Unhappy Room Service
Unhappy Room Service

Some of these items were probably intended on being picked up and taken out at the last moment as the hotel guest walked out of the door for the last time, however for whatever reason were accidentally left behind. Other items that were left behind are hard to even try to comprehend how the hotel guest could even function throughout their daily routine without them in their lives, much less even get out of the hotel parking lot without them. I remember I once left my favorite hair brush behind on a hotel table. I figured this out about one hundred miles down the road. I decided just to buy another hair brush later on and write off my losses.

Ten unique things left behind in hotels -

1. Phone chargers was number one on the list.

2. A full set of false teeth.

3. Car Keys. Now how do you even get out of the parking lot without your car keys?

4. Adult toys.

5. Business suits.

7. Underwear. I won't comment on this one!

8. Reading glasses.

9. Clothes, both dirty and clean.

10. House keys. Now you would think that when the hotel guest got home that they would figure this one out.

Another discovery that our little Traveling Gnome noticed was some of the interesting souvenirs that other hotel guest helped themselves to before finally checking out. The little bars of soap, and the tiny bottles of shampoo are understandable, but some of the other things are way out of line, and just plain old fashion steeling.

Ten things stolen from out of hotel rooms -

1. Plastic Kleenex dispensers. This item was number one on the hot item list.

2. Towels and wash cloths. Big surprise here!

3. Light bulbs.

4. soap trays.

5. Coffee dispensers.

6. Toilet paper.

7. Clothes hangers.

8. Remote controls along with their batteries. Now this item is believed to be by accident, however I don't really know how.

9. Soap trays.

10. Furniture. They had to have a truck for this one!

The origin of the traveling Gnome was first recorded in Australia back in the 1980s.The actual owner of this little Gnome was shocked one day when they discovered that their gnome had been stolen. A note was left behind which read - "Dear mum, couldn't stand the solitude any longer. Gone off to see the world. Don't be worried, I'll be back soon." Today, over 40 years later, the adventures of the traveling Gnome continue, and no one really knows where this little fellow is going to show up next. Someone has to be taking the photographs though, because the little Gnome is always in them? I hope you enjoyed this hub, and I hope someday the traveling Gnome finds his way back home again, because I'm sure he's truly missed by his owner, and just imagine all of the stories he has to tell now. I hope you've enjoyed this hub!!

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What are some of the things that you've taken or left behind after your hotel stays?

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      Daisy Rivera 2 years ago from Chicago, IL

      You have a valid point. I've worked in the hotel industry for more than 7 years and I know exactly what your talking about. Great hub!

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      Nayeni 2 years ago

      I litalelry jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      The false teeth left behind in hotel rooms really surprised me, ths. How can someone forget that essential item?

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I chuckled at some of the left behind items. Too Funny. I remember my husband left his retainer behind once and fortunately it was found and returned.

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I can understand leaving items behind. It only seems like when you leave, you are packing in a hurry.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Having worked in restaurants, we get lots of lost and found items too, mostly eye glasses, coats, keys, cell phones and sweaters. Poor guy who lost his teeth. :O)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Funny and entertaining hub, well done !

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      KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

      Interesting read! I'm guilty of leaving behind many phone chargers and even curling irons. Recently we stayed at the Edgewater Hotel, in Seattle. They had a list in the room of things usually taken, and then showed charges for each item. They weren't fooling around. And this hotel wasn't cheap in any way. I wouldn't usually pay so much for each night, but it was for my husbands 50th birthday. --- and it was worth it! We had a blast! : )

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Funny hub! I don't know how people can forget their false teeth....I would think it's something you would remember!!!

      My husband and I have a routine.... I pack the bags and he checks around to make sure I didn't forget anything. It works for usually I am quite good for not leaving anything in any drawers or cupboards :-)

      About the travelling gnome.... I have mixed feelings.

      I like the mischievous side of that little gnome travelling the world and showing pictures...on the other hand, I feel bad for his "owners".

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      JessBraz 4 years ago from Canada

      The only thing I can remember leaving behind at a hotel was a bathing suit. I'm positive I left it hanging in the washroom. I was so upset too because it was my favourite bathing suit. As for taking, I will admit to have a little collection of hotel shampoos and last Christmas I went to the Dominican Republic and kept a comb from the hotel. No toilet paper, TV remotes or furniture for me. lol. Just boring stuff. Very nice hub. I found it quite funny and interesting.


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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      That was so funny. Thanks for the laugh!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Amusing hub! True to your specialty niche, my friend! Thank you for sharing!