|Forum topic by Brit||posted 1158 days ago||1600 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
1158 days ago
I travel a fair amount on business, so I’m alway staying in hotels. Most hotels these days use plastic card keys to gain access to the room, but do you know what is contained on the magnetic strip of that card key?
1. Customer’s name
You are supposed to hand the card key back at the end of your stay, but I never do. Why? Because they don’t delete the details from it straight away. They just throw it in a drawer until they pick it out and overwrite it with another customer’s details. While your details are still on the card, they can be read by any member of the hotel staff who has access to the reader.
If you want to hand it back in, then you can totally erase your details from it by running a small magnet over the magnetic strip a couple of times. Alternatively, you can take it home with you and use it in the shop like I do. Here are some uses I’ve found:
1. They make great spreaders for glue or grain filler. You can cut them with a pair of scissors into custom shapes or file the edge to match the profile of a moulding.
They can be washed and used again or simply discarded.
Can you think of any other ways that card keys could be used in the shop?
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.