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    White privilege

    I had an exciting week and that culminated today when I was the subject of a documentary. One of the crew left a camera lens in my hotel room..He came back to the hotel and I was out with a friend. He called me on my cell and asked how he could get the camera lens. I told him to put the desk receptionist on the phone and I told her it’s ok to give him the key to my room. She asked me the room number....not even one question that Only i could answer, like my home address. He was a very clean-cut looking white guy but I am sure had he been black she would have been a lot more resistant......I think I see a new career...looting hotel rooms. Anyone in?
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    Oh please. Quit projecting your over imagination onto others. You do not know what would have occurred nor what the receptionist would have done any different.

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    It does seem rather speculative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    I had an exciting week and that culminated today when I was the subject of a documentary. One of the crew left a camera lens in my hotel room..He came back to the hotel and I was out with a friend. He called me on my cell and asked how he could get the camera lens. I told him to put the desk receptionist on the phone and I told her it’s ok to give him the key to my room. She asked me the room number....not even one question that Only i could answer, like my home address. He was a very clean-cut looking white guy but I am sure had he been black she would have been a lot more resistant......I think I see a new career...looting hotel rooms. Anyone in?
    That is not very comforting. You just gave a whole slew of people information on how to commit a crime. Now while 99.9% of people will read it and laugh you are going to have that .1% of people with criminal minds give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    I had an exciting week and that culminated today when I was the subject of a documentary. One of the crew left a camera lens in my hotel room..He came back to the hotel and I was out with a friend. He called me on my cell and asked how he could get the camera lens. I told him to put the desk receptionist on the phone and I told her it’s ok to give him the key to my room. She asked me the room number....not even one question that Only i could answer, like my home address. He was a very clean-cut looking white guy but I am sure had he been black she would have been a lot more resistant......I think I see a new career...looting hotel rooms. Anyone in?
    I think the receptionist was remiss, and it has nothing to do with race. Most hotels will not give keys to any non-registered guests. Even if your husband or SO wants one, they have to be put on the room to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    That is not very comforting. You just gave a whole slew of people information on how to commit a crime. Now while 99.9% of people will read it and laugh you are going to have that .1% of people with criminal minds give it a try.
    How is that? Pretend to do a documentary, leave something behind, and hope that the guest is out of the room and this happens the same way? The guest says sure, stranger, I'll tell the front desk to give you a key?

    If you want to loot hotel rooms, gain the trust and sympathy of a housekeeper. Pretend to be locked out of your room.

    This it how I get into my hotel rooms when I really do lock myself out. I canNOT seem to remember those key-card things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    He was a very clean-cut looking white guy but I am sure had he been black she would have been a lot more resistant.....
    I could see that. I could also see it being even easier if a female was making the request. Female privilege?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    That is not very comforting. You just gave a whole slew of people information on how to commit a crime. Now while 99.9% of people will read it and laugh you are going to have that .1% of people with criminal minds give it a try.
    Please, nobody thinks like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    I could see that. I could also see it being even easier if a female was making the request. Female privilege?
    True dat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangecat View Post
    I could see that. I could also see it being even easier if a female was making the request. Female privilege?
    Yep

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