November 23, 2010

Motel of the Admonishments

If you did not already feel like a person of low moral character before checking in to the Cowboy Cabins Motel in Scott City, Kansas, you will feel like such a person after a few minutes in your room.

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."


Heather Houlahan said...

I've been to that place.

Well, not that exact place.

But the hotel where the principal that the paying customers are creatures somewhere between naughty children and ax murderers is the philosophy behind the "hospitality."

Never more than once.

Lauren from Colorado School of Trades said...

My favorite line is, "No pheasants clean or uncleaned in the refrigerator".

Peculiar said...

Sounds a lot like the place we stayed in Branson.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Love it. There used to be a flophouse in Flagstaff like that. One toilet and bath per floor. But the sign I remember was in Jabalpur, India. It warned customers that if someone died in the room they would be responsible for clean-up costs.