Sunday, October 23, 2005

5 Star

Perhaps i'm a Primadonna. I think I was perfectly reasonable.

Last night, when i came back to my hotel, I found a cockroach sitting on my toothbrush in the bathroom. Naturally, I freaked out, and chased it out of the bathroom into the hallway, and threw the toothbrush into the hallway after it. I sure as hell wasn't going to use it again.

The sad thing was, i'd just started using that toothbrush last week.

This morning, I found a cockroach (a different one or the same, unknown) in my room, upside down, wiggling it's legs and trying to right itself. I freaked out even more, and made a scene.

1st off, I demanded 20 rupees from the hotel manager (off my bill) to pay for a new toothbrush. I tried to get some more cash off the price of the room, but he wouldn't budge - stating that this was the 1st time in 9 years that a guest had tried to get a discount due to cockroaches. I think i'm perfectly reasonable, and sure as hell don't want to spend any time in a hotel with nasty cockroaches, but I suppose they are everywhere.

I remember back at Johns Hopkins, my office and the hallway outside were often frequented by those little buggers - the worst part would be when they were on the ceiling - constantly threatening to drop on your head as you walked by. Ick Ick Ick.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are such a girl.

Just for the record- Cockroaches are extraordinarily clean, and bathe frequently in their little buggy way. So frequently, in fact, that you can kill them by putting a thin line of baking soda around the perimeter of a room. When they walk through it- they stop to clean their feet, and the basic v/s acid reaction of the soda in their stomach causes it to rupture and pffft! dead bug.


Earwigs are WAY grosser