Here is another little moral dilemma. When staying at a hotel or a “Bed and Breakfast”, the normal courtesy is to be provided with relevant toiletries and basis refreshment accessories. The dilemma I pose here is whether you should take these home with you after your stay if you have not used them during your stay.
Let us consider it this way. If you have paid for your accommodation does that payment include payment for these provisions or does it just include payment for what you use whilst enjoying your stay?
My tentative conclusion is that it depends upon the circumstance. If you are staying in a hotel then you have paid for these provisions and you are free to take them. if you are in a B&B and they have given you a generous supply of accouterments for your stay then to swipe all these and leave with them is dis-courteous and is contrary to the spirit in which they were left.
N.B We staying at a Travelodge some time ago I remember the room attendant saying we could depart with anything off her trolley that we wanted. This encouraged me in the view of being free to take all the extras on offer.