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Hotel Parting Gifts

We live in Chicago and I was working in New York City. During Christmas break, we brought the kids to New York to visit. My mother-in-law happened to come up from Florida to visit. I had a lot of work to do and, of course, all the little cousins were visiting the hotel room to see their cousins from Chicago. Well, they were going to have a sleep over at the hotel and I just saw my work going down the drain. So I acted mean until they got the idea to leave (I kinda yelled, etc.). Well, my mother-in-law started collecting towels, blankets and pillows so that the little cousins would have some comfort sleeping at one of my sister-in-law's house! My youngest nephew found a paper napkin with the hotel's name on it and handed it to my mother-in-law and said, "Here grandma, this is from the hotel too!" Of course my mother-in-law was very embarrassed. But did she guiltily put everything back to show my nephew that stealing was improper? Of course not! They all left me alone in the hotel room sans stuff and I got my work done. --Anonymous


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