Good use for Hampton Inn Keys

Old Jun 9, 05, 9:32 am
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Good use for Hampton Inn Keys

I was getting dressed for work the other day and I left my shoe horn at home. When I went to put my shoes on, I wasn't sure what I would use. When I saw my hampton inn key, I thought ,"hey, this might work."

Well, it did work fairly decent as a shoe horn. Anyone else try this?
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Old Jun 9, 05, 10:37 am
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Speaking of those keys - does anyone have a key from every state (where they have the "welcome to Texas/Florida/etc." I have only about 6 states.

Dorky? yes.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 12:26 pm
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I was expecting a review on the Hampton Inn in Islamorada FL, in the Florida Keys.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 1:05 pm
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Do they charge you if you keep a key?
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Old Jun 9, 05, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO
Do they charge you if you keep a key?
I sure hope not - I have about 20-30 that I kept in my pocket/wallet/briefcase by accident!
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Old Jun 9, 05, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by ATLKarl
I sure hope not - I have about 20-30 that I kept in my pocket/wallet/briefcase by accident!
I wonder how much hotels spend a year on those keys......I have a boat load myself. They get stuffed in laptop bag, pants or something and just never think to turn them in since I dont stop at the desk.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 1:28 pm
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I take them home for my kids and tell them they are credit cards. It's so cute. They jump up and down and get all excited about going "shopping" with them.

Sad part is they're 18 and 21.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by mcgahat
I wonder how much hotels spend a year on those keys......I have a boat load myself. They get stuffed in laptop bag, pants or something and just never think to turn them in since I dont stop at the desk.

If they don't charge then it's probably built into the room rates. Since they most likely buy them by the thousands, the cost is probably minimal.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 3:38 pm
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Sad part is they're 18 and 21.

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Old Jun 9, 05, 4:26 pm
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Lets hope all keys are thrown away after use anyways. Who wants to hold onto a key that's been stuffed in somebody else's sweaty smelly pocket (or worse? )
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Old Jun 9, 05, 7:03 pm
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I try to always drop them off at the desk when I leave. Of course, I do doubt that they take a second to wipe off the ones returned before giving them back to other customers.



I guess that reinforces that you should regularly wash your hands. Of course, you could figure that you are strengthening your immune system.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by hellmutt
Lets hope all keys are thrown away after use anyways.

I hope not. That sound really wasteful. While I've never thought about it previously, I'll probably start wiping my key off with the sani-wipes I carry in my bag.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ATLKarl
Speaking of those keys - does anyone have a key from every state (where they have the "welcome to Texas/Florida/etc." I have only about 6 states.

Dorky? yes.
I guess I'm not the only sick one. I, too, only have a few states.
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Old Jun 9, 05, 9:46 pm
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keep them and throw them at home

Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO
Do they charge you if you keep a key?
no and I have been keeping them and throwing them away at home because I have read they store a bit of info on them for a short time-
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Old Jun 10, 05, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by hellmutt
Lets hope all keys are thrown away after use anyways. Who wants to hold onto a key that's been stuffed in somebody else's sweaty smelly pocket (or worse? )
Oh, like the old keys with the 6" plastic tag hanging off it was clean? Those were kept in smelly, sweaty pockets;dropped in toilets; slobbered upon by babies, chewed by dogs, etc. What about the doorknobs? Rental car steering wheels? Anything else other humans touch? It's an epidemic I tell you and there is no end in sight!

Excuse me, I have to go shower.
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