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#16 +Lingwo

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:14

Yeah, wouldn't take me long to christen it :laugh:


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:16

Hotels are an exception!!!!!!

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:17

Hotels are an exception!!!!!!


Why?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:18

Never. I would rather sleep on my floor with cheap comforters then buy a used mattress off of a stranger. Bed bugs are too rampant to chance it.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:18

I use a second hand mattress. My cat slept on it first.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:25

That is different from going out of your way to actually purchasing/revealing one and using it every single day.


Indeed. Put poll isn't on purchasing one. It's 'would you *use*' which you certainly 'use' one every time you stay in a hotel.

Now actually buying a used one for my home use... I probably wouldn't since you can get a decent new one for cheap.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:32

I'd rather not, but as long as it didn't smell or look too dirty/worn/etc and was still in good condition, probably. Then a mattress cover and sheets and you're really not in contact with it at all. But it would depend on a lot of things, like how old it was and who it came from and etc.

Thats a long no lol

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:42

Why?


you don't go out of the way to purchase one for yourself to sleep on every day.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:46

you don't go out of the way to purchase one for yourself to sleep on every day.


But you are happy to sleep on one that has been used by hundreds, maybe thousands of people in a hotel. Just seems odd that people are happy to use hotel mattresses, but definately wont use a second hand one.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a second hand one, but have no problem sleeping in hotels.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 19:49

It could have bed bugs in it

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 20:22

But you are happy to sleep on one that has been used by hundreds, maybe thousands of people in a hotel. Just seems odd that people are happy to use hotel mattresses, but definately wont use a second hand one.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a second hand one, but have no problem sleeping in hotels.


well you cant help it with hotels but you are in control of it at home.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 20:27

Eh, life is an adventure. If people can live in hotels and couch-surf and etc for years at a time, it's really not any different. At least a mattress has probably only been slept on by one or two people (primarily).

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 20:46

There's not much you can do if you're a student in student accommodation or rental houses, beggars can't be choosers as they say :D

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 20:48

just before he died, my grandfather moved into our house so he could spend his final days with his family.

we bought him a new mattress so he would be comfortable, a couple of months later he died on that mattress. that mattress became mine until i moved out a few years later. my father still occasionally mocks me about "sleeping in a dead mans bed."

it is a laugh a minute at my dads house.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 20:54

well you cant help it with hotels but you are in control of it at home.


True, but there is really no difference.