It’s bad enough that thieves waltz into a hotel and help themselves to breakfast even when they are not guests, but now they are boasting about it on social media.
Hotel Breakfast Thieves: Scum
Breakfast at many limited-service hotel properties remains free. It also remains unregulated in the sense that there are generally no strict controls on who can eat and who cannot. View From The Wing notes a trend of “influencers” walking into hotels they are not staying at and posting videos boasting about their “free” breakfasts.
“They make it so easy to get the free hotel breakfast when you’re not staying at a hotel.”
My attitude toward TikTok is growing increasingly hostile as I see videos go viral of morbidly obese punks exploiting what little trust remains in this world for their own selfish advantage. I will usually embed the TikTok videos I am referencing, but do not want to give these people any validation (View From The Wing does feature them, if you are really interested).
On the one hand, I do not think limited-service hotels will find a sufficient return on investment to hire an extra person to monitor the complimentary breakfast buffet. On the other hand, we see some hotels issue paper vouchers that are collected by the men or women who clear tables and restock the buffet. We may see more of that because apparently people cannot be trusted.
I used to laugh at stuff like this. These days, I lament the charlatans who think that rules do not apply to them or who get ahead by taking advantage of the goodwill or trust of others. These people are swine and the flourishing societies of the West were built on the idea of respect for law and an ethic of reciprocity, not an “I’ll stab you in the back to get ahead” approach to relationships and life.
I have a big problem with people who sneak into hotels and steal breakfast. I appreciate that, to this point, it is one of the few vestiges of the past where people are still given some trust. But these days, low-class trash waltz into hotels and not only steal breakfast, but boast about it on social media. What a world.
image: Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf