November 23, 2010
Motel of the Admonishments
First, there was the sign by the office: "5 MPH THIS MEANS YOU." Ok, fine, no speeding in the parking lot.
Once in the room, however, lists of rules blossom on every wall, including such casually spelled admonishments as "Do not leave doors open with air conditines on. It freezes them up and burn's compressers out."
Likewise, the cold-weather guest is cautioned against leaving the door open while carrying items to or from a vehicle, lest the entire Great Plains become unwontedly warm.
A surveillance camera is mentioned. And there is one in the parking lot, pointed at the owner's pickup truck, from what I can see.
It all comes down to this: "Do not clean pheasants in the room or we will put you out."