Bracelets discriminate. Insider discovered this when checking in to a hotel for an industry conference in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The property had a confusing number of meal plan options. To enable hotel staff to distinguish which option had been selected, a specific color bracelet was strapped to a guest's wrist. The guest at the head of the line walked away from the front desk with a bright-orange bracelet. He had chosen the inclusive, all-you-can-eat-and-drink-all-day-and-all-night-long plan. The next guest sported a blue bracelet--breakfast, lunch and drinks until 5 p.m. daily. The man directly ahead of Insider opted for the breakfast-only, green-bracelet plan. Insider stepped up. The front desk agent checked his computer, handed us a key card and indicated we should present our wrist. We did, and he fastened a white plastic bracelet to our arm. "What do you get with a white bracelet?" we asked. "Nothing. You're on the room-only plan," he replied.

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