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thief. you are all thieves.
That’s probably what any hotelier who’s read the latest survey thinks. Passport photo.online, anyway. The photo app asked more than 1,000 Americans what they stole from their hotel with the audacity.
And 87% admit to having taken something from the hotel at least once. Of the 4 out of 10 she said she does so every time.
Below are the most popular products to steal on your next vacation. (Assuming you don’t mind the risk of extra charges on your bill.)
Percentage of people who say they stole this item: 35.2%
Many (30%) justify petty theft by claiming they have already paid for the item with their room rate. And apparently, quite a few people think it includes towels.
Others (29%) say they steal for sentimental reasons. What better way to remember that summer vacation 2018 than a monogrammed towel?
Percentage of people who say they stole this item: 35.1%
Another surprising thing that people run away from is the dish in which the cutely arranged hotel soaps are placed.
Yes, not the soaps themselves – nearly a third of people grab them – but the trays under the soaps.
26% of people are equally likely to say “because it’s naughty” or “because it’s funny”.
Percentage of people who say they stole this item: 34.2%
A full-size pillow might be out of scope for some, but the smaller one seems to be fair game.
The more obvious the item, the more likely you are to get into trouble. A survey found that 28% of his thieves were prosecuted and 31% were blacklisted from the property. Most people end up paying for the item, but a lucky handful show up unscathed.
rest of the top 10
Other items that the survey showed people tended to steal most frequently were:
- tissue box: 33.9%
- umbrella: 33.2%
- bottle opener: 32.6%
- tooth paste: 32.5%
- soap bar: 32.4%
- Bible: 31.7%
- cushion: 30.4%
These are the most common items. Research shows that 21% of people even steal artwork or jewelry.