Gypsy's Travels

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lessons Learned

In view of my disturbing experience at the motel the other night, I thought it only fair to revisit the subject after my experience the next night. Probably much to "Anonymous'" distress, I did stay in a Motel 6 last night. It was the ONLY motel in Ft. Stockton, TX, with available rooms and I felt lucky to get one.

A very young-looking girl checked me in as a line formed behind me. Some of us had met previously coming and going at the same places without success. The girl took all my identifying information from my driver's license, asked me to write my car info on paper, and presented me with a receipt that gave my room number in small enough numbers that it could not be read by the others waiting in line. HOORAY!

I ventured into the office the next morning and spoke with the manager. I praised the girl's handling of the check-in and asked if they were trained to proceed like that or if she were just an extraordinarily astute young woman.
"Every hotel / motel is supposed to train their employees , but the employees do not always follow the rules," she told me. Apparently, several years ago a woman's room number was given verbally at the desk and someone accosted her when she opened the door, forced her into the room, and attacked her. Big lawsuit....big bucks...

I will write a letter to Motel 6 Company Office as well as the other chain.

Of course, it would be too good to be true that everything went perfectly...
After I had settled into the room and was relaxing, my door suddenly burst open , as far as the clamp thing would allow, and a very embarrassed young man stood there looking puzzled.
"I am so sorry," he said. "My key fit!"

Guess there was a mixup on the computer room I put a chair in front of my door.


  1. Next time you must first visit the Arsenal @ DWS's. Were all glad that the episode is over with though.

  2. Reminds me of the time in KS when I shared a room with AB and someone barged into our room late at night.

  3. Yes, I immediately recalled that occasion!


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