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71 Responses to Dirty Secrets About Hotel Drinking Glasses

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    Link: Dirty Secrets About Hotel Drinking Glasses - Hidden camera investigation on how room service actually cleans your rooms drinking glasses.
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Sickening! I bet the semen I have room-service bring me has sheets all over it, as well.
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:20 am
    6 years worth of caked on germs, yum. Somehow that didn`t surprise me as much as I thought it would.
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    zoogle Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:37 am
    They need to invest in a dish washer.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:42 am
    How they clean toilet seats is worse. They use dirty bedsheets with AIDS and herpes. That`s why I defecate in those glasses...enjoy.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:46 am
    What a load of nonsense. Seriously, what a non-story. So they`re washed with water and then wiped clean. You can see if a glass is clean or not, and thats obviously doing the job. And so what if the blue liquid had `do not drink` on it. So does most cleaning products, including washing up liquid, and dishwasher detergent.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:50 am
    It builds immunities, so quit yer bitching...
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    wyrwich Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:59 am
    was gonna say the same as bankvole.
    detergents arnt labeled safe for drink now are they...
    load of crap. Didnt even bother watching till the end
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    Phil_D_Rock Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 3:09 am
    GROSS!! ^^^ dumbass
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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 3:14 am
    My thoughts exactly Invalok.
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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
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    December 5, 2007 at 3:18 am
    I never use those glasses anyways. Now i`m glad.
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    balyash Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2007 at 3:58 am
    Why in hell did they show some single-celled organism when they said "herpes"? Herpes is caused by a virus, morons.

    Ahh, good ol` funded paranoia. Sources of information? Themselves. That`s not good science.

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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:00 am
    I`m not even going to get started on hygiene here. Everyone knows hotels are semen landfills. I`d try to sleep standing up if I could.
    I also hate the fact that they charge you for a the bottled water they have neatly placed upon the table just ready to be guzzled down.
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    odeed Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:19 am
    we called in our expert.... "...y`know hepatitis, herpes, staph, AIDS".
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    WNLD Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:42 am
    Doesn`t common sense dictate not to trust the hygiene standards of underpaid and overrushed hotel workers to the point that you re-wash your glass before using it unless it is both wrapped and disposable? I think this video managed to make just about everyone look bad.
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    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:58 am
    It`s things like this that just make me rub my head and give a deep sigh. I`ll say straight away, that I`ve worked in the hotel industry for a little over 3 years. My hotel does not use actual glasses, not only from a cost point, but also a hygenic point. We`d be doing dishes round the clock. My hotel is only 50 rooms, however you factor in 4 drinking glasses per room, you`re looking at 200 glasses, on top of the 4 coffee cups per room (we use styrofoam, granted not good for the planet, but still) that`s 400 dishes we`d have to wash properly on our busiest weekends. Not counting the additional we`d have to keep in stock for theifs (it would surprise you the things people will steal from a hotel room, we`ve had chairs come up missing.) Some of the comments on here make me feel slightly offended and as if I`m not doing my job properly. "How they clean toilet seats is worse. They use dirty bedsheets with AIDS and herpes." That`s the absolute worst for me.
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    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 5:01 am
    I`m utterly sorry for the long post, and I`m just going to take all the comments prior and post with a grain of salt and not personally.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 5:54 am
    "What a load of nonsense. Seriously, what a non-story. So they`re washed with water and then wiped clean. You can see if a glass is clean or not, and thats obviously doing the job. And so what if the blue liquid had `do not drink` on it. So does most cleaning products, including washing up liquid, and dishwasher detergent."

    So you can see microscopic bacteria? Wow tell me how to!

    Also the ones sprayed with the blue liquid are clean is she rinsed them. Usually that stuff is something like bleach soap water and a few other sanitizers, not necessarily those things but that`s the jist of it.

    Also you do realized it takes a temperature of either above 140 or below 40 degrees farenheit for about 5 mins to kill bacteria, or soap and hot water for like 20 seconds. So if you just clean the glass with cold water it will just get rid of the residue and not kill anything.

    What? I am a cook when I am not programming. It`s my two passions.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 6:03 am
    And who ever flames me, I will hunt you down and kill you in the most inhumane way possible. I already have it planned out. First goes your tongue, then your eyes, then starting from your finger tips cutting off a part of your arms and legs at every joint up to the elbow or knee cap. Then I make sure you live so you can hear the children scream and cry when they see you.

    Yes, I am a sick son of a bitch, so what? Go ahead and flame this post all you want though. I`m use to being flamed over my thoughts but flaming facts is just stupid.

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    popchic Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 6:37 am
    ^^^...i`m scared.
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    Libressa Female 40-49
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    December 5, 2007 at 7:18 am
    Kyur, LOL, you`re funny and I agree with you. Actually, I`m surprised people actually use those hotel glasses without washing them thoroughly with hot water and soap first. I don`t use them. I always pack my own plastic cups and papaer plates. As for the sheets, I used to pack my own and put them on the bed, but after a long day of traveling and sight-seeing. I sometimes just collapse in the alleged disease-ridden bed. Well, that`s what steaming hot showers are supposed to remedy. You can take precautions but no hotel can guarantee a disease free environment. Take your vitamins people!
    Kyur, children already scream and cry when they see me. I like it that way.
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    ElectricLust Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 7:43 am
    Those hookers.
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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
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    December 5, 2007 at 8:00 am
    That is just wrong on so many levels!

    JHSpring26 - I am guilty of stealing... I like to take the bath mats. I can`t seem to find them anywhere but in hotel rooms, and I do love them! I know it`s wrong, but now I don`t feel so bad - I am compensating for the dirty & unsanitary glasses!

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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 9:02 am
    thats why im glad that all the hotels i stay at, have individually wrapped plastic cups =) ahhh good old plastic
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    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 9:27 am
    AIDS doesn`t survive long outside the body. That`s why you can`t get it from mosquitos if they drink blood from an infected person. But yeah, disposable cups sound much more appealing :)
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    sheeeeps Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 9:43 am
    And who ever flames me, I will hunt you down and kill you in the most inhumane way possible. I already have it planned out. First goes your tongue, then your eyes, then starting from your finger tips cutting off a part of your arms and legs at every joint up to the elbow or knee cap. Then I make sure you live so you can hear the children scream and cry when they see you.
    Yes, I am a sick son of a bitch, so what? Go ahead and flame this post all you want though. I`m use to being flamed over my thoughts but flaming facts is just stupid.

    ---

    someones a pyromaniac then...o_x
    was it me, or did that have NOTHING to do with the post..?

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    sheeeeps Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 9:46 am
    ps. if you cut off someones arms and legs in what im presuming to be a drawn out way, they would bleed to death quite quickly. especially when you got to the wrists. (:
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:01 am
    ^^ who the hell is this ^^ ?
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    IceCream128 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:09 am
    People, you can`t actually CATCH AIDS. You can catch HIV, and that can develop into AIDS, but you cannot just pick up AIDS. It is impossible.

    So stop going on about bedsheets covered in AIDS. When they aren`t anyway, unless the hotel is some crappy little poohole.

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:11 am
    thats why when im at hotels i just drink from cans or bottles.
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    IceCream128 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:11 am
    Arghh!!! I hate IAB! Apparently, you can`t say S*H*I*T without it being turned to `poo`. How crap.
  32. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:43 am
    ^No, only YOU can`t.
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:58 am
    Great. Just great! Now I can`t sleep in the bed OR use the glasses! What`s next?
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 10:59 am
    I mean, what`s the point anymore? Might as well go sleep on the street. It`d probably be more sanitary.
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    I wonder if 2 Girls 1 Cup took place in a hotel.
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    Isobar Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    ^I wonder how many people just went and found that because of you. BME Pain Olympics grossed me out much more than the cup chicks.
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    Shpongl3 Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    poo
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 1:51 pm
    uhhh who ever uses those?? thats like using the bottles of water in the room that you have to pay for. its a stupid idea.
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    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    I wash my dishes in the toilet too, don`t see what the problem is here.
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    Toribor Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    <sarcasm> OMG I CAN`T BELIEVE IT!!!1!11!!!!111oneone THIS TOTALLY CHANGES MY OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND EV3RYTHANG!!!!111one!!1!one </sarcasm>
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    harrydick Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    Damn mexicans need to learn how to wash a cup instead of making tacos.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 2:51 pm
    Kyur, be careful! Who knows who patrols these boards and never posts!? 9 times out of 10 an evil genius` plan goes to pot because he spills it to the protagonist before he kills them! :0

    I never really saw any use for the cups anyway, I don`t use them myself.

    Then again, these news stories are always "SHOCKING" "OUTRAGEOUS" and "SCARY". There might be things left out or things taken out of context.

    As much as I`d hate to admit it, they did make me cringe with that toilet flush.

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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm
    Of course people! You think anyone`s going to come to your room, take your dirty dishes out, wash them, then take those dishes back?
    No. Hotels are cheap, that`s why they had to hire immigrants. And you people complain they take your jobs, if you had that job, you wouldn`t give a damn by how much they`d pay you.

    And what kind of idiot pours soda from a bottle to some glass in a hotel???

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    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    harrydick that was awesome
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    Aramil Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    For the record. My family owns a bed and breakfast, and has for a few generations, so I know a bit about how hotels are run. Every single glass we keep in our rooms goes through a dishwasher, and are inspected by yours-truly (hey, you`ve got to start somewhere) before they ever get into the hands of a guest. And I`m not talking your grandma`s pooty washer either. I`m talking a commercial style, burns-your-eyes type of washer. Our sheets are washed thoroughly, and you certainly won`t catch any STDs in my father`s house of business.

    HOWEVER. That`s a family run B&B. Something far removed from the huge `seen one room seen them all` style places in this video. They can survive a lawsuit. They can survive a dozen lawsuits. We would probably shut down if someone sued us with a good lawyer. Moral of the story? The smaller the inn, the safer you are.

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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    For a real shocker go into a no-tell room with an ultraviolet light.
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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    ^^^^^^^^^YAY^^^^^^^everybody is pointing to the person above so im going to do it too =D ^^^^
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    thats kinda gross. then again, id never want to see ANY hotel room under a black light.

    My mom used to clean hotel rooms (Days Inn) and she said some people did gross things there (and where she worked they did put all the dishes in the dishwasher)
    yeah she said some one pissed in an ice box one time, and one other time some Hacitic (no idea how to spell that) Jew people poo on the floor in the bathroom claiming that the toilet was unusable since other peoples bodies have been on it
    Needless to say she quit after one summer to working there.

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    kittenpants Female 30-39
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    December 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    I didn`t watch the video, but let me guess...they rinse out the glasses and dry them off, then put the little paper doilies under them and call them clean?
    I know because I did that job for years when I was a teenager. nice places too that cost hundreds of dollars a night. I`ve seen things way worse than this too. Trust me you don`t want to know.
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    Great, something else gross about hotels. Just what I needed.
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    applesauce Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    eh i worked at a hotel for like 3 months.. I always put my glasses through the dishwasher (some of the ladies washed them in the sink). the coffee pots were gross we pretty much just rinsed them with hot water and wiped them with a rag.. microwaves just got cleaned with glass cleaner, fridges usually didnt even get wiped unless there was a spill. when we did our yearly "deep cleans" everything went into the bathtub (garbage cans, light shades, microwave dish, trays, soap dishes, fridge shelves) and got washed in hot water and the stuff we used to clean toilets. some ladies went from room to room using the same rag.
    uhh a lot of times we got up to 18 checkouts to do in 8 hours (one checkout took about 1/2 hour) so sometimes we had to do a shabby job.
    as for the blacklights, they`re actually not that bad.. most of what showed up in any of my rooms was dust.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    Eugh! Now I`m always going to wash hotel glasses myself before using them...
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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    A bit gross, eh? But i get since this has aired its changed in at least a few hotels, lol. On the bright side i`ve never used the hotel glasses.
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    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm
    Huh, all the places Ive stayed at have used plastic cups...even Holiday in. Wonder how old this is.
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    disoriented1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 8:11 pm
    w . . . t . . . f . . .
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    "someones a pyromaniac then...o_x
    was it me, or did that have NOTHING to do with the post..?"

    Yeah, I do love fire but no. I am misanthropic, there`s a difference. I hate humans and everything about them. Yes I know I am one also but I cant really do anything about that now can I?

    PS: I was in a bitchy mood because I spent the previous 30 hours doing pre-calc.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2007 at 8:32 pm
    "ps. if you cut off someones arms and legs in what im presuming to be a drawn out way, they would bleed to death quite quickly. especially when you got to the wrists. (:"

    Tourniquets. It stops the flow of blood. The only thing I can think of that would kill them is the shock.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2007 at 5:43 am
    Kyur, for extra psychological trauma, why not try putting the tourniquet on, then leaving it until the arm tissue dies from lack of blood? Think how helpless your victim would feel, knowing their arm is about to die and eventually rot away and there`s nothing they can do. People will forever fear you.
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    WolvesUnit Male 13-17
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    December 6, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    hehe in there they say "tough to swallow"

    THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    nardo218 Female 18-29
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    December 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    It`s probably quat, the same stuff they use to clean the dishes. Can`t drink dish liquid either. Kinda gross about the gloves, but if they`re constantly soaked in cleaning liquid they`re cleaner than anything else in the room.
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    nardo218 Female 18-29
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    December 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    Holiday Inn has been using prewrapped disposable cups since at least the 80s.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2007 at 7:32 am
    Sure, everyone is freaking out about glasses in a hotel. I haven`t stayed in a hotel in almost six months. I use the same nasty keyboard at work every day though. We`re surrounded by microscopic pathogens, and I`ll bet the maintenance people at the hotel haven`t quite gotten their General Equivalency PHD`s in microbiology. The moral of the story? Humans are filthy creatures.
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    Bluenickel49 Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2007 at 9:50 am
    This is stupid, do you know how many rooms a day does a housekeeper have to do, how much time per room does she have to take.. and how heavy of a workload it is... so all these wussys shut the drat up and bring your own glasses to travel with you
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    That Roy Costa man definitely had a pedosmile.
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    WolvesUnit Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    meh
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    Tadpole_Rulz Female 13-17
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    December 11, 2007 at 3:01 am
    God the world is paranoid!

    If you`re SO worried wash the glasses yourselvess. Were you expecting 5 star treatment from the holiday inn?

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    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2007 at 8:40 pm
    HAHA thats why in my family we take plastic cups on all trips!
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2007 at 2:01 am
    eww.

    i am never drinking from a hotel cup again.

    D:

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    indians5150 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    Kyur - "First goes your tongue, then your eyes, then starting from your ... Then I make sure you live so you can hear the children scream and cry when they see you."
    Kyur, you`ve been watching The Princess Bride too much.

    "Inconceivable!"

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    fearthekrken Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    all the cleaning ladies were of Spanish origin
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    DjEsrever Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2009 at 11:43 am
    ...i have stayed there.....

    i think imma be sick

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