Most SF stories are about outer space– check out the life of our microbes you’ve got a story there— all Gods creatures — good or bad they’re ours for a reason– were they on purpose from the beginning or did someone say ooopsy– looks like we need some microbes to take care of the species? Hey you think all we are is what you see in the mirror? Now– All we need is Looovveee!!!
Comment by Claire: pink pig barbarian, etc — June 14, 2012 @ 6:40 am
I basically live in hotel rooms over 125 nights per year. I had to make friends with them. No bedbugs yet (Knock Knock)
If I ever brought bedbugs home, The High Priestess of the Church of Anal Retention would throw my ass out with the clothes.
When Hampton started washing EVERYTHING including the duvet for each guest & came up with that curved shower rod so you don’t touch the curtain, I pretty much became a Diamond member.
Had an old hand tell me when I started traveling for the company: “You don’t live in a junk heap at home & you shouldn’t stay in a junk heap on the road.”
Evan Williams, Kaintuckee sour mash whiskey, 1783. The Bad Jambo critters pack their trash & leave, toot sweet! Corn Crackers use soap as a “social formality” to put outa-State-weenies at their ease…………..
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — June 14, 2012 @ 7:41 am
Yeah, I remember the first time I looked through a microscope and had the view explained by my uncle, the doc. Talk about a revelation! And horror! Fascinating, train-wreck horror.
Parasites, and microbes, and bugs … oh, my!
Now, I’m not what one would call a clean person (see: lazy); but it’s my dirt, so my antibodies know how to deal with it. Motels give me the willies. First thing I do is fling the bed covers off; sheets only. A bath towel goes on the chair, I wipe-down the TV remote, and I walk around with socks or slippers on. *ewwww*
Like stick (7) said, I’ve also upped my standards in motelliery. All the chains are expensive, to my mind; but an extra ten or twenty bucks for a good one is worth it. If nothing else, you don’t have to worry about the guests so much. They’re a better class of bikers.
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — June 14, 2012 @ 7:58 am
Ever check in a many $$ motel– check out the bath room and find black curly hairs in the tub go immediately to the bed fling them covers down and find more between the sheets along with the spots that go with? Oh Yah—- found out instead of the “help” cleaning they were using—- Nevah again!!!!