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Saturday, 5 November 2011

[This was published on motzei Shabbat]

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The following “tip” appeared in a recent travel magazine:

I always take the complimentary shower caps provided by most hotels. They make good little doggy bags in countries that don’t provide them. That extra French bread left in the basket is too good to leave behind!

This reminds me of the one and only principle I learned in high school Economics: there is no such thing as a free lunch.

That complimentary shower cap was meant for showers. It wasn’t meant to be a doggie bag. Plus, it cost you 240€ (+ VAT)…per night. The hotel is doing you a favour by providing the cap should you want to take a shower without getting your hair wet.

Maybe you could bring some goody bags from home?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sunday, 6 November 2011 3:55 am

    I only marginally agree because the left over bread will be thrown away and the shower cap is disposable. However things are different when people take/steal the towels, bathrobes or whatever they come to see as being rightfully theirs.

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