The Motel Was Old

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I flip the switch to light up the dark room, but I switched on this dim, rusty lamp that I could have sworn was from the seventies. I walk into the room to do an inspection, and boy were the comments on the motel’s website accurate. I instantly notice the cigarette-smelling, gray walls, and I was glad I didn’t take off my shoes as I walked in because under my brand new Nike shoes was a very sticky, muddy carpet that I feel was not cleaned in a decade. I turn on the fan because of heat-wave outside, but its fastest speed is as fast as a turtle, and as noisy as the cicadas in the hottest day of summer. I walk over to the window to open the curtains, hopefully to shed more light, but what I received was an unclean, opaque window.

I placed my things on this short and unorganized desk with papers all over it, because I was sure as hell not putting my stuff on the ground. I needed to take a breather, so I went over to sit down on the torn-up couch, but as I sat down it creaked like a door from a horror movie. As I tried to relax, I wanted to put my feet up onto the table, but thankfully before I did, I saw that it was cracked and termite-infested. I remained sitting and tried to turn on the tiny television but it was so quiet I’d rather listen to the incessant, dripping pipes behind the walls. Giving up on relaxing, I went over to the bathroom to clean up, the battered door squeaked as I opened it. I first saw the ink-splattered, shower curtain, an undersized yet stocky toilet, and an unsanitary, leaking sink. I washed and dried my hands on these dry, sandpaper towels, left the bathroom and decided to take a nap in bed. The bed was freezing and rock-hard, and the pillows were soft but soggy. Under these conditions, I’d rather sleep outside. Can you guess who’s going to write another bad review? View More »

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