This ain't the Ritz, friend-o-mine. This place has been here a LONG time. I'm pretty sure that Noah stayed here, when he finally got off the big boat. A few of the animals joined him, from the looks of things.
Honestly, it's not dirty*, it's just old and deteriorating. The more you look around, the more you see. Some of it is just wear and tear, but for the prices they charge, they should fix it. Some of it, though, is plainly unsafe. It's funny, if you're as warped as I am.
OK, we'll start with the worst. Don't forget that you can click on any image to make it larger:
Exhibit A: Above these track lights, there is evidence that they had some serious issues at one point.
Exhibit B: This is a hole through the floor, to the cement, beside the bathroom door.
Exhibit C: This blow dryer may have been "First Class" at some point in it's life, but now the switch won't even stay on. Have you ever tried to dry your hair while holding a switch in the "on" position with your thumb? It's not easy, let me tell you.
Exhibit D: In one corner, there are black marks on the wallpaper. Did someone throw a shoe at someone, and miss?
Exhibit E: The wallpaper is peeling apart on another wall. That dark spot on the ceiling above it? Yeah, that's a cobweb. This is the reason for the * beside "it's not that it's dirty" above.
Exhibit F: Many spots around the room have tears in the wallpaper. This room could use some sprucing up for sure.
Exhibit G: Finally, one of the most annoying problems in my room is the TV. The green letters at the top, under the channel, are WRONG! I looked and looked for CBS tonight, and couldn't find it anywhere. Then, the 207th time I surfed through, I saw the truth. The CBS eye was down in the lower corner...on FOX????? Dang.
Yeah, this place is messed up. I guess that is the up-side to the topsy-turvy change of plans that happened today. Tomorrow, after we tear down the booth, coworker Cassie and I will drive to St. Louis and check into a hotel there.
Wednesday morning, I'll teach a web class from the hotel room, then pack up and hit the road for home. Thank goodness that we've been booked into a Marriott. You always know what to expect with Marriott. I'll have much more pleasant images from there, I'm sure.