25 January 2006


So...here I am in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Former home of MTV Spring Break. Strip mall central. Still a little broken from one of many hurricanes.

I am here for work...usually this would lead me to assume that our accommodations would be really good. We are staying at a well-known chain, and the website would lead you to believe that this is a really nice resort and we picked a great place for a meeting and to enjoy what Ft. Lauderdale has to offer.

The website led us in the wrong direction.

Now, I know I have been spoiled by previous accommodations. I know there is a bit of snobbery shared by me and my colleagues when it comes to hotels. But, really....is it so much to ask that after I flush the toilet, the water be clear? Or the water in my shower not be yellow? Or, simply, that my front door shut without me having to throw all my body weight against it to make sure it locks?

It is just gross.

Seriously...yellow water? Several of my coworkers have made the same comments, and all of us at one point have walked by the toilet and thought, "Didn't I just flush that?" Someone tonight at dinner wondered if it was just how water was in Ft. Lauderdale. This would be a possible reason, except that in the main hotel (a large group of us are in rooms outside of the main hotel, which we lovingly refer to as "the ghetto"), the water runs crystal clear. Rumor has it that in the main hotel, the guests also have full-pressure showers and down comforters. You may wonder why one would need a down comforter in FL, but the way the air conditioner works out here in the ghetto, you wake up thinking you are in the Arctic.

I don't remember "golden shower" being among the amenities in this hotel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lmao. hey, i stumbled over from boots. loved your response on the latest "tourist v. traveler" post.