Better sleeping in your car
Posted Jul 24, 2016
You'd expect the place to be teeming with chubby brats and their chubbier parents swarming the place and using the elevator for fun and games. You'd also expect the plumbing to work. You win on the first, not the second. After checking in and using the toilet for the first time, it wouldn't flush properly. Didn't overflow, so no major crisis. Called down and there's only one person on staff and he can't leave the desk. So I get handed a wastebasket with a plunger in it and am invited to have at it myself. I was a building super for 8 years, so I know how to plunge. This bad boy wasn't going anywhere. So I told the desk clerk (not so nattily attired in a Baymont shirt that could've doubled as an infield tarp) we needed a new room. Quickly achieved. Noted I would leave the plunger in the room for when back-up arrived.
Spent the next day and night passing fellow travelers in the hall trying they're room keys umpteen times ("you must've put it near your phone. The magnetic stripe is sensitive", "You did it too fast/slow"). As a place to sleep and shower - acceptable. Near enough to beaches/attractions - not bad. Free breakfast - Feeding time at the 4F Jamboree. And when we checked out, the lonely plunger sat in it's waste basket outside our original room, bidding us farewell.