Hotels have been in the news in the last couple years. With our life style, living in a motor home, the subject seldom comes up. But having read about bed bugs I wonder why I never thought of things like that.
We stayed in motels and hotels and I never gave it a second thought. I never thought of catching something from a previous occupant. It was just a place to sleep for the night.
I really hesitate to stay in a hotel, because I am intimidated by the services and who and who & amt I am supposed to tip. That is a small issue, but for a person like me, who hates to look ‘ignorant’ it bothers me.
Motels are not so much of an intimidation, I tip if I feel like it. I know the cleaning folk appreciate it, but is it expected in a motel? See, I don’t know.
Another thing is privacy. We stayed in a hotel in Dallas once for 5 days. The warnings were ‘please do not leave cash or items of value in your room, we can provide a safe for their security, see the desk attendant. Silly I thought.
Now picture this, we are young and on a shoe string budget. I have been known to be impulsive, so I put a $20 bill in my socks, in a dresser drawer. I cannot spend it that way. Hey that is pretty slick. It was gone when we retuned that evening. HARD LESSON LEARNED. Maybe that is the reason I don’t like Hotels.
I have known folks who took their own bed clothes to a hotel. I am too lazy for that.
I knew a wealthy couple who bought a very expensive Motor home for a winter near Miami, so the wife would have HER own bed.
I was a maintenance man in a large Hotel chain once for a short while, in another life. For some reason I never thought of looking thru anyone’s personal stuff if I had to make a repair in an occupied room.
Bed bugs have been in the news in the last couple years. Are they like chiggers? do they bite or just occupy space on your body? (I remember the line from my youth, “Good night and don’t let the bed bugs bite?”
Anyway, we spend very little time in hotels and motels anymore. What about beds on cruise ships?
Excuse my wandering, I was just thinking. Reminds me, in searching our ancestry, I am finding folks who lived in Bug Hill, NC,…. WHAT?
I haven’t done it in awhile, but his is two of my favorite cars in the world. The ‘55 Chevy and the 52 MG