What I’m Worried AboutPosted: September 23, 2013
Sometimes people worry about bed bugs in hotel rooms. That isn’t what I’m worried about right now.
I ended up in this room when my car broke down about ninety minutes from home. A weekend evening breakdown equals a wait until the next day for a repair.
I talked the tow truck driver into dropping me off at a motel after we left the car at the repair shop. Next, I found a nice way to express to the tow truck driver that our ideas of a nice motel differed. Once I got that done I was able to talk him in to giving me a lift to a hotel that didn’t have so many hookers out front.
As a matter of fact, I found a nice place to stay. It is quiet and clean. Sometimes people worry about bed bugs in hotel rooms. That isn’t what I’m worried about right now.
There were phone calls to make after I checked in. I watched a little TV, then realized how late it was and that I had not eaten. This was a problem. There wasn’t a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. I went to the front desk and asked for the number of a good pizza delivery place.
I’m not worried about bed bugs. The smell coming off this Domino’s Pizza worries me.
This pizza smells like feet. Unwashed, dirty feet in old canvas sneakers. The smell has filled the room. I’m pretty sure that the maid will open the door the room in the morning and think that I was the worst smelling guest in the building. I’m pretty sure that I’m not.
I shouldn’t be concerned about what the housekeeper thinks because I plan to be long gone before she gets into the room. But I am concerned. I don’t want her to think that I was the smelliest, even though she won’t know who I am.
I’m also worried that the smell might waft out of the room into the hall. If that happens, another guest could report the smell. The hotel staff might enter my room to make sure no one has died. That would startle me because I sure that I am not dead. It’d be scary for the hotel people too, because as strong as this pizza smells, they’d have every reason to believe that I am wrong about being not dead.
Somewhere in this hotel, someone is worried about bedbugs. That isn’t what I’m worried about right now. I’m sure that the whiff coming off this pizza has killed any bedbugs.
I’m worried that I am in a town where Domino’s is considered a good pizza delivery place.