Published on January 8th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Dalek Time Travelodge
It happens all the time when you go away, youâ€™re staying in a hotel or a bed and breakfast and when you leave and youâ€™re halfway home, you realise that youâ€™ve left something there. Itâ€™s not always something big, maybe a toothbrush or a t-shirt but it annoys you anyway.
But some people tend to leave other things of value behind, items that you wonder â€œhow on earth did you forget those?â€ Recently, an article was published where a spokesperson from Travelodge stated that the oddest thing to be found left behind in one of their hotels was a set of Gold Dentures valued at Â£6500!
Among other valuable items were the keys to a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Hermes handbag worth Â£8000, a suitcase full of royal memorabilia dating back to Victorian times, a little Bengal kitten called Tiger (!), some 75,000 cuddly toys and (in what is surely the most bizarre thing you could forget) a life-size Dalek!
The Spokesperson for Travelodge, Jon Hendry Pickup, commented:
“Our customers’ left behinds demonstrate what a broad cross-section of people stay in our hotels…The 2010 left-behind inventory report also demonstrated that we are truly living in a digital world.”
How on earth you could be heading out the door of your hotel and think: â€œhave I got everything? Keys, wallet, watch… is there something Iâ€™m forgetting? Did I pack the Dalek? Iâ€™m sure I did…â€