Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Knowing what to do does not get the job done.

I spent the day in Reno shopping with my wife and  kids and it was getting late, so we decided to stay at a hotel and continue in the morning.  Now usually I leave the wife and kids outside while I "toss" the room, that is to say I check every nook and cranny.  Sometimes you find, porn, weapons, money, pictures or maybe even drugs so I do it for the safety of the kids. 

Who knows what they might find?  Knowing better we just went in and ordered a pizza then hit the pool before it closed.  When we returned we just got showers and hit the rack.  In the morning I tossed the room before checkout partly to make sure that we did not forget anything.  Lo and behold under one of the mattresses was a used syringe.  I can only imagine if one of my toddlers found that while I was sleeping.  The key take away is this: If you know better but do not do it for some reason, you will almost always wish that you had.  That is a simple truth applicable to many more situations than tossing a hotel room. 

The hotel was the Airport Plaza La Quinta, on Market Street in Reno NV.  When I reported it to the desk they were embarrassed but no amends were made.  Stay there at your own risk, because survival is not mandatory.