By Anonymous
Today, someone burgled my hotel room. As always, I had locked my passport, extra cash, and other valuables in the closet safe, so I thought the losses would be superficial. What a discovery that the safe hadn't been fastened to the closet shelf, so the thief just picked it up and took it home. FML
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By  aisg  |  14

I never noticed that. Better be more careful next time OP

Maybe next time you go to a hotel you can fill the safe up with rocks and bring your valuables with you. You know, just in case :P

  N9ne_ZxxZxxZ_  |  3

I dont know how op is supposed to be more careful when they put all their valuables in a safe that wasnt bolted down by the hotel company. what op does need to do is complain to the management team and tell them to replace and/or get his stuff back

  NereidAlbel  |  14

Bumping into one pickpocket means you're SOL if ALL of your cash AND your passports are in your pockets when you leave the hotel. Leaving backup cash and your passports in the hotel safe is SUPPOSED to prevent such issues.

  Keevarou  |  16

25, I'm used to blades and I know where they are when I take wallet out ^_^
Better safe than sorry. And no offense taken ^_^
If I meet my significant other, I would tell her about it so:)

  Ugi  |  26

In English (as opposed to American) "Burgled" is the only common form. "Burglarized" just sounds crass and cumbersome.


My biggest qualm was with the word "home";I would have liked it if he had used "secret hideout", it paints more of a criminal and mischievous image in my mind

  idntwannaknow  |  3

83 and 76:

Thanks for clearing that up for me ... I'm American so it is more common for someone to say "robbed", "broke into" , or "burglarized".
I didn't mean to troll.

  siickman  |  7

Robberies can happen anywhere and any moment... Just because its a "rich" neighborhood doesnt mean shit.... in OP's case i think they were just unlucky ...

  The_Hitdude  |  12

Actually it was, if you know what the Doc was talking about. 'Bates Motel' is a reference to an old television show, 'Psycho'. Mother is the ghost that haunts the motel. Sorry Doc, this was before most of our times.


It can also refer to the movie by Alfred Hitchcock in '66 where a bank teller runs off with a bag full of cash, And is slain in her room at a roadside motel. You can watch the movie for yourself, though I've probably already said too much. ;)

  RussianFox  |  13

99-You can't blame him for being shocked. Even when DocBastard says something that was wrong or not all that hilarious , people still thumb him up. Nothing you can really do about it.

  DocBastard  |  38

RussianFox - Don't be so naive. I've had many comments voted down to the 4th ring of Hell. Not too many of my comments are award winners, but I've had my fair share of stinkers, too.

  Sixers01  |  0

127 - Get off his dick... Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say but nothing comes out when they move they lips just a bunch of gibberish and motherfuckas act like they forgot about DRE.

By  PrincessPesa  |  20

Ugh. - especially so if traveling abroad. I had my passport & camera stolen while in Poland on a group trip and was stuck for 3 days figuring everything out with the consulate and travel agency while the group went on to the warm weather part of the trip. Hope you had a friend to help you OP!

  courtneyann211  |  10

42 it isn't the hotels fault. They have a sign in all the safes that say something along the lines of how they aren't responsible for stolen items and putting them in the safe is also not the hotels responsibility.

  courtneyann211  |  10

77- almost all hotels I have stayed at (which is quite a few) all have them on the floor where they can move to clean it. Granted they weigh about 100 lbs. They have safes behind the front desk for a reason.

  Ugi  |  26

Is it really? I'm not aware of any law requiring this (of course I have not looked very hard) and any hotel room I have stayed in says something like "A safe is provided for your convenience but the hotel accepts no liability...".

It is, however, pretty suspicious. You can't just slip a safe into your coat pocket so whoever took this had some means of removing it, suggesting that it was more than a spur-of-the-moment thing. It would also not be worth stealing a hotel safe unless you expected to be able to open it. The likely value of what's inside and the work involved in forcing it open suggest to me that they had a "master-key" type device but didn't want it to look like an inside job as it would if they opened it in the room. I reckon it's a stitch up.

  divadro102  |  16

You get what you pay for, including shitty hotels. I've been to hotels where i played cops and robbers with my little brother with the safe on the bed.
Thing is, they're pretty heavy and bulky. I wonder if no one saw someone walking funny

By  Keevarou  |  16

Are people that oblivious lately?
It's easy to see of someone is carrying a safe or so on I guess..
But fyl :/
Hope you get your stuff replaced ^_^
At least you only lost valuables and not your life :)
Thy should be your main concern
But now you know from experience to double or triple check any safe :)


I sence another fml soon, "Today I got the hotel to pay me back for everything that got stollen with the safe, they just needed to see my passport for ID, to bad it was in the safe. FML"