Monday, April 4, 2011

Complimentary Shampoo Collection

Complimentary shampoos, lotions, and bath gels...what is so appealing about those little bottles displayed in a hotel bathroom? The obvious word comes to mind...free!

Even though the soap strips my skin of moisture, the shampoo dehydrates my hair, and the lotion leaves behind a waxy film that I spend all day scratching off with my finger nails. I can't help myself! I have to take them home with me.

"What is all of that?"  My husband asked, as he watched me dump out our toiletry bag into the bathroom sink.

"Shampoo," I answered frankly.

"Why do you have so much of it?" he questioned. 

"I don't know? Every night I threw them in my bag, and every day the maid brought me more."

"What's a shoe mitt?"  he teased, implying lunacy, while rummaging through the sink of goodies.

"I don't know but they gave me one," I told him.

"You know you're insane, right!"  He accused.

Later...I put my most recent complimentary items away...and there was only one little problem. 

I think I'm going to need a bigger box.



My husband may have a point.


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19 comments:

  1. Donate them to your homeless shelter. Then, instead of having a problem you are being a good citizen.

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  2. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has a bunch of these! My kids like to use them, or I've given them to a shelter. Great post!

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  3. But Kris is right, you could donate them to a homeless shelter. They could do a lot of good.

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  4. Good! Someone else who insanely collects all that hotel stuff, just in case!

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  5. Hee hee hee! That's great. I only take the shampoos and lotions if I absolutely love the smell. I'm picky about smells, so if I like the smell of one of those complimentary bottles, I must have it.

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  6. I agree to donate them! That's a great idea. Funny post. :) :)

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  7. You and my Sweetman have something in common.

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  8. I love samples, of anything; perfume, chocolate, Kindle books, just to name a few. But I always find myself bringing home a case full of the little shampoos and lotions.
    This is such a creative post for the challenge.

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  9. Thank you so much for following! I replied to your email and can't wait to get you set up as a sponsor!!! Thanks! Oh, and I'm your new follower too!

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  10. It is not so bad :) see how many have the same habit (me included LOL)? The donation idea is great!

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  11. Lol! I knew by the title on FB exactly what this post was going to be about! I keep the nice ones and put them in a basket that I keep in my guest bathroom for whenever I have houseguests...then they end up using or taking them!

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  12. You could use them at the gym....if you went that is. Or leave them at the end of the drive with a free sign, you could put one on your husband too.

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  13. my mil keeps them in the guest bathroom in drawers.

    It's perfect, we go stay with them for a week and our bathroom, just pull open some drawers and take a pick.

    I thought it was a clever way of using them! Resourceful.

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

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  14. I ejoyed reading this post. I use them for travelling. The ban on more than 50ml liquids in your hand luggage make these a gift. I love the sewing kits, great in an emergency

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  15. Our office used to have a box for people to add these hotel toiletries too since we had lots of travelers, then as others mentioned above, they were donated.

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  16. HAHA....truer words were never spoken! Perhaps give them away to trick-or-treaters!?

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  17. I have a million of these- it never occured to me to donate them! What a great idea from your followers! Loved this post (stopping by from CBC)!!

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  18. I love the mini shampoos. And sometime, the lotions smell really good, and I want more. They fit just right in my purse.

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