Confessions of a Motel Maid

motel maid
motel maid

I have been a maid in a motel for 16 years. I've seen good things, and lots of strange things.

When I think back at all the times I've had, I can only laugh and be thankful. For example, I remember on a Saturday morning, about a year ago, I had started on my list of rooms as on any morning. I knocked on one door three times (as stated in our motel's policy) and got no response, so I unlocked the door. The guest had left the television on -- but that didn't surprise me, as it happens all the time. I then noticed a distinct smell lingering in the air. I immediately started looking around the room, under the bed, and finally in the bathroom.

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