Saturday, September 30, 2006

Moko Exposes Wrongdoing!

Breaking News: Puerta de America hotel in Madrid puts stale chocolate on pillows!

Totally true, folks. Once you’ve recovered from the shock, read the full story:

September 26, 2006 – I arrive in Madrid and check in to the hotel that last June nearly provoked an internment in a psychiatric ward. This time, rather than check in to the all-white room of death, I opted for a different floor, where the theme seemed to be Mirror Maze Madness.

Despite the fact that I ran into one of the mirror/door things three times, and at one point thought my reflection in the far corner of the room was actually a stunningly attractive intruder, everything seemed to be going rather well with my stay at the Puerta America.

Atop a mirrored tray was complementary Campari, a little tray of desserts, and, in the bathroom, plenty of toothbrushes and toothpaste. (The latter always scores a big plus in my book, as I always forget my toothbrush. What kind of people actually have travel toothbrushes, anyway? I'll tell you: either disgustos who have had the same one for five years, or crazy OCD ones who have to buy a new toothbrush each time they travel.)

I was entirely ready to reverse my opinion of the Hotel Puerta de America until, at exactly 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, I unwrapped the chocolate left atop my pillow and bit into the most STALE bit of cocoa I have ever tasted. Disgusted, I immediately spit it back into the wrapper. But, optimistic, I reached for the second piece. Unfortunately, it seemed to be from the same batch of bad chocolate.

I was really upset—far more so than if the hotel had never left any chocolate on my pillow to begin with. Afterall, I had been shown the promises of sweet, sweet chocolate and then was brutally denied! Still, I couldn’t not eat it, right?

Acknowledging my addiction to even crappy, stale chocolate, I swallowed the piece that was already in my mouth, then picked up the piece I had spit out into the wrapper. I stared at it long and hard, knowing that it would be one of the worst chocolate experiences of my life. But still, it was chocolate. Would I sink so low as to re-eat it?

Would I?

Would I?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course you would...everything has to come out even--YOU know that!