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UNION JACKERS: 24 MILLION BRITS LIST HOTEL TOILETRIES AS THEIR FAVOURITE ITEMS TO ‘BORROW’

ByAdam Myles

Jul 7, 2024
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UNION JACKERS: 24 MILLION BRITS LIST HOTEL TOILETRIES AS THEIR FAVOURITE ITEMS TO ‘BORROW’

 

  • 88% of the nation admit they’d take a smaller everyday item without permission
  • Mini hotel toiletries and condiment bottles amongst the most common items taken without asking
  • Those aged 18-24 are the most likely to ‘borrow’ something without permission

When it comes to Brits ‘borrowing’ items without permission, it’s miniature hotel toiletries that admit stuffing their luggage and pockets with the most, according to new research.

After launching their brand-new exclusive gameshow, Paddy’s Mansion Heist , the Paddy Power team asked Brits all about the items they take without asking, with 24m (36%) confessing to have ‘borrowed’ the miniature toiletries in a hotel room.

This comes after a whopping 88% admitting they’d have the cojones to take a small item without asking.

Other items that Brits reveal to have nabbed, include their favourite condiment bottles/sachets from restaurants (27%) and sugar/sweetener (26%), completing the top three.

Some of the more obscure items to come out from the research are dressing gowns from a hotel (15%), ashtrays (12%), and a whopping 5.4m (8%) confess to cashing in on the spare change their family and friends leave lying around.

Top 10 items Brits have ‘borrowed’ without permission

 

Rank Item  Percentage Of Brits
1st Miniature toiletries from a hotel 36%
2nd Condiment bottles/sachets from hospitality venues 27%
3rd Sugar and sweetener sachets from hospitality venues 26%
4th A coffee mug/teacup 25%
5th Toilet rolls 17%
6th Favourite beer glass from a pub/bar/restaurant 16%
7th Dressing gowns from a hotel 15%
8th Cutlery from a hospitality venue 14%
9th Tester bottles for beauty products 13%
10th= Salt and pepper shakers 12%
10th= An ashtray 12%

Age also plays a significant factor in living a lawless life as 92% of 18-24’s admit they’d nick an item without permission. This is compared to 84% of 25–34-year-olds who said they’d take something, following by 82% of the 35-44 age group. And it’s the over 55s who are the least likely to involve themselves in this act, with only 68% confessing that they would.

Regionally, it’s those in Brighton and Aberdeen who are most likely to ‘borrow’ without asking, with 31% confessing, respectively. Just behind sees residents in Plymouth (30%) admitting they’ve taken an item without asking.

Rachael Kane, Paddy Power spokesperson said: “We always suspected that those across the Irish sea couldn’t fully be trusted as they’re always stealing the best things from us… just look at Jack Grealish and Declan Rice in their England kits!

“For those Brits who like to indulge in ‘borrowing’ without permission, head to our brand-new, exclusive gameshow, Paddy’s Mansion Heist, where you’ll be invited to pull off the ultimate heist worth up to a maximum of 4,000x the value of your stake.”