Dear 100 Hour Board,
In your personal opinions, is taking the little hotel shampoos and lotions stealing?
Nope. That's why they call them "complimentary." It's part of the cost of the room. For things you have to pay for, like drinks from a fridge, they've got a sales brochure on top of the fridge, or on the counter next to it, telling you that if you take drinks, you'll be charged for them. There isn't one of those for the shampoo things, so don't worry about it. If you're still concerned, you can ask the hotel staff at your next trip if it's okay to take them.