Let's Share: Nightmare Guest Room Stories
Zen's thread showing us her beautiful, serene, comfortable new guest room got me thinking. (1) About how much I wish all the guest rooms we stay in could be as welcoming and comfy. And (2), it got me remembering the worst ones.
Sooooo, would you like to share your own stories of the worst ones???
Now, I do not need a fancy guest room to stay in. The furniture can be old and unmatched, even ugly; I don't care. The bedspread or comforter can be old and faded. No problem. What I do very much appreciate, though, is a clean room and decent lamps to read by and a couple of places to put down my things.
Here's one of my stories:
Great people that we get along wonderfully with. So darn nice. They're always inviting us to stay with them while we're in the area. Clean, very comfortable home. Sadly, though, the wife LOVES cutesy knick-knacks and they are crammed onto every available surface in their guest room. So, not a lot of room to put out our things like books, magazines, reading glasses, cell phones, etc. The bed is thankfully very comfortable, but there is only a small (cluttered) nightstand on one side, which DH always manages to get (darn him!). Her one "reading " lamp is pitifully small, approx. 12" tall with a 40 watt bulb, and is horrible to try and read by. The only other light in the room are the 5 lights with clear glass shades on their ceiling fan, and I swear, each lightbulb is 100 watts! No rheostat to dim them, either. The dresser is filled with their out of season clothes, as is the closet. There's only room for us to hang up a few things of ours. But the worst is that she LOVES windchimes and has 2 of them hanging in the bedroom itself. I can't tell you how many times I've run into them in the middle of the night! She used to have this tall Murano glass clown from Italy in there on the nightstand, but since I HATE clowns, I do make her keep it in their MBR during our visits. Fortunately, though, we get along fantastically and other than their screwy guest room, we all have a great time together. And, before anyone reminds me that perhaps they can't afford to furnish it better, I will say that they are very well off. She just loves her cutesy little things and is so proud of them in her guest room. How could I ever tell her differently? So, I don't.
This post was edited by lynninnewmexico on Fri, May 9, 14 at 18:08