I've smirked often enough over the tales of travel in Motel Hell found in these pages to be fully deserving of the punishment administered last night at the HoHum Motel on Williston in Burlington Vermont. The stink of cheap motel rooms is no longer a shock to me, so I won't linger over that detail, or the matter of the telephones that are rigged to prevent contact with the outside world. But the bed linen is worth attention: When I turned down the bed for sleeping, I found that the sheets and pillow cases had not been changed since being used by a previous traveler, and, for all I know, since the traveler before last. So I lay down upon the body hair and other effluvia of an unknown colleague of the road, and arose at dawn wondering if he or she departed HoHum as sleepless and as depressed as I am. I type this in room 29.
- Also Known As:
- Ho Hum Hotel South Burlington