Hotel Series - Blockages by bobfoto

Hotel Series - Blockages

Chapter 75.

I have stayed here before. I would guess that I have slept in this place for close to 50 nights. I like this place. I have been coming here since its inception, I know the staff by name, they all know me. I know what is good on the menu, what to avoid and I know what the boss drinks. He knows what I drink when he is paying. A few years ago, they did a reno on all the rooms and I questioned him about the choice of showerheads. He said the interior designer and his wife (co-owner) deliberated on shit like that. Fair enough.

The showerhead sucks. And this is coming from a guy who can recall back in 1996 when an effin' hot water tap blew off it's seating and smacked me square in the back when trying to have a hot shower at the end of a hard day's toil but that was another hotel in another country and has no relevance in this story except to say that after staying in a thousand hotels, I've seen a thousand showerfuckingheads.

Tonight's hotel shot taken from the back of a chair, it kinda gives the expression of what you would see if you were reclining on said chair talking to me. Minus your legs.

Perhaps the conversation would go like this:

You: How was your day?
Me: Dear.
Y: What?
M: How was your day Dear?
Y: Oh sorry.
M: Don't apologise, not needed.
Y: I didn't know.
M: That's okay. What did you say?
Y: How was your day?
M: Dear.
Y: Oh yeah, forgot again... sorry.
M: No need for apologies...

(you see where this is going?)

(more typing required?)

Y: Where are your shoes?
M: Over there.

(points behind camera)

Y: oh ok.
M: I'm gonna grab a shower before dinner, ok?
Y: yeah, no worries.

(I walk off, removing shirt and pants)

(Enters the bathroom)

(sound of a trickle of water coming out of a clearly mysfunctioning showerhead)
Looking a tad dishevelled there. The shower will fix it
September 20th, 2013  
@swilde - hardy har har... ;)
September 20th, 2013  
What to look forward to? Reminds me of a shower head in Turkey when it would just stop, ...bang on the wall and it would go - for 5 secs! It was a lot of soaping and swearing!
September 20th, 2013  
If they only realised how important it is to get into the shower, turn it on full blast and stand there, zoned out, just feeling that water hit...
Awesome photo.. Awesome words.
September 20th, 2013  
Great capture and words;) I hope the chair is relaxing to sit with:)
September 20th, 2013  
I always enjoy your stories! Good luck with that shower head.
September 20th, 2013  
Mac
That's a lot of traveling. Must make homecomings extra special.
September 20th, 2013  
@maggiemae - I know swearing and showers.

@michelleyoung - I did that once, and then the tap hit me....

@snowflakes86 - yeah nah!

@jetpics - Thanks.

@riverlandphotos - *sigh*
September 20th, 2013  
Please put some slippers on. You're making me nervous.
September 20th, 2013  
I always hated hotels after about a month. For several years I traveled often usually for 1-3 months at a time. Those rooms sure do get small after a while. Looks like you need a pint or maybe 2.
September 20th, 2013  
@traceyhn - pourquoi?
September 20th, 2013  
@hollandcrew - lead me to the bar.
September 20th, 2013  
Love your text. Great conversation. Lol. If you want to see my showerhead then look at my pic from Marth 17th :)
September 20th, 2013  
so.........how WAS your day , dear?! Why don't we get to see the walking off shot? ;~}
September 20th, 2013  
Enjoy your shower dear! :P
September 20th, 2013  
oh, dear!
September 20th, 2013  
You go back to hotels where you know what to avoid on the menu? I stayed in a hotel once, had scampi for dinner, and redecorated the inside of the bathroom for them. In luminous green. I think it might have been UFO Juice, in fact. I would never go back there.
September 20th, 2013  
nice stark image
September 21st, 2013  
@stimuloog - off to go look.

@grammyn @agentzuckerguss @summerfield - love your work ladies. Thank you.

@kaesebiscuit - I'm sure they had more than Scampi on the list Mr Biscuit.

@northy - Thanks.
September 21st, 2013  
but was that trickle of water warm? I dreamt of a hot shower for three months, got it in Cairns
September 21st, 2013  
after 50 nights I'm sure you should be allowed to start decorating
September 21st, 2013  
lol... all I can do is giggle :D
September 21st, 2013  
@lbmcshutter - yeah it was warm. I remember Harbourside Hotel showers.... brrrrr. Didn't you get a warm one on the boat?

@houdiniem - you'd think so eh?

@michelleyoung - go on! Giggle away!
September 21st, 2013  
@bobfoto on the ship it was warm at best, tepid as a rule, but properly hot was not until Cairns - BTW apparently nobody had malaria - lab problems
September 21st, 2013  
@lbmcshutter - that is good news and one that our Doctor suspected. He was surprised that diagnosis was made so quickly and without a pathologists second opinion.
September 22nd, 2013  
@bobfoto well the were a couple of actual cases but people who arrived from other parts of PNG with it ....
September 22nd, 2013  
@lbmcshutter - nice. Thanks for sharing?
September 22nd, 2013  
Ahhh- theater of the absurd.
September 22nd, 2013  
@olivetreeann - that sounds cool.
September 22nd, 2013  
Your resourceful, don't you know it's a regular occurrence to do your own plumbing being a guest at a hotel regulator removal
September 22nd, 2013  
@gigiz - so you're saying from now on, I need to carry my own pillow and showerhead?
September 22nd, 2013  
Samuel Beckett and Jean Paul Satre.
September 22nd, 2013  
@olivetreeann - might have to ask ol' Mr Google for some more info...
September 23rd, 2013  
Sorry. I'm just not comfortable calling you "Dear". :)
September 23rd, 2013  
@geocacheking - No worries mate.
September 23rd, 2013  
@bobfoto Two playwrights, probably pillars, of Theater of the Absurd and existentialism. It's been a while since my theater history days, but Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot and Satre wrote No Exit. I think you would like No Exit- I do not agree with the philosophy, but the characters and situation are compelling. I think you'll like it.
September 24th, 2013  
@olivetreeann - does sound interesting. Pity I haven't a copy in time for my holiday on a deserted island.
September 24th, 2013  
@olivetreeann That's exactly what I've been thinking with his latest dialogues.

One of the greatest regrets of my life was being too foolish to realize how cool it would be to meet Samuel Beckett. He was an acquaintance of my boss in Paris, and he once offered to introduce me to him.

I declined with a lame-ass 22-year-old devil-may-care excuse. Idiot.

Jason, here's a classic 1961 version of Godot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDCODtL5PG4&scrlybrkr
September 24th, 2013  
@squamloon - reaches for the headphones and off for a looksee.
September 24th, 2013  
@squamloon - oooh, its a full movie... um its 3am. Might look later.
September 24th, 2013  
Heh heh.
September 24th, 2013  
@squamloon I have come to realize that if I had the opportunity to correct some of the choices I made due to the stupidity of my youth, there would be some major things I would not regret now! For instance, I had an opportunity to spend a semester in London but turned it down because I was in love and engaged and I did not want to be that far away from my future husband. I know now that that semester would have flown by!! But back then it seemed like an eternity. I think it was George Bernard Shaw that said, "Youth is wasted on the young"- I guess in our cases that may have been true! Oh well, live and learn!
September 25th, 2013  
@olivetreeann - Well said.
September 25th, 2013  
@bobfoto Thank you Jason!
September 25th, 2013  
Good bed and good showerhead is all I need.
September 29th, 2013  
@kjarn - I hear ya.
October 4th, 2013  
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