There's something about the impermanence of a hotel stay that seems to bring out the absolute weirdest and worst behavior in people. No one knows this better than the people whose jobs it is to clean up after hotel guests. Tip your hotel housekeepers well, folks. They've been to Hell and back.
1.) From khaliandra:
My favorite story is when I had to get a witness to open a room safe that had been left locked by a guest. Its contents? One Taco Bell bean burrito. Best guess is a particularly drunken guest mistook the safe for the microwave.
2.) From pulledporksdwch:
I worked room service at a mid-range hotel. One of the funniest things I remember seeing was during a champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivery for a honeymoon package. This one was requested for delivery before the guests arrived, and I could tell the second I walked into the room that I was not the first person to have been in there. Someone had tossed rose petals around the room and added some decorations for their magical night. The one that stood out though: a 3'x3' print out of the bride's father with a massive, cheesy grin and a thumbs-up. It was taped to the ceiling directly above the bed.