Text Messages from Motel 6 (😭)
✍️ • 🕑 September 23, 2021 (Evening) • Series: Go West, Young Lad • Tags: unpleasant encounters • motels • Idaho • Places: Motel 6 - Rigby, ID
This post contains real, barely edited text message conversations for all the verisimilitude readers demand when you promise the tale of an awful night in a motel.
Friend: How long has it taken you to go all that way?
Me: I've been on the road since the day before labor day, but I've been taking my sweet time in many locations: Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Yellowstone... and also taking a bunch of detours.
Me: My tripometer is ~3.5k miles
Friend: Sounds real nice
Friend: Where have you stayed the night?
The answer was mostly at campsites, but after my tire excursion, I decided to finally grab a shower and sleep indoors for a change.
I'm a cheapskate, (actually, let's be polite and say I'm "frugal"), so my hotel of choice was the Motel 6 in Rigby, Idaho. I soon found myself wishing I slept outside instead.
Me: Dude check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIk1M0JBTBQ
Friend: That's some real ASMR
Friend: I like it
Me: it's probably the best thing to come out of pc music in yrs tbh
Friend: Damn. That's saying something
Me: I can hear a lot of shouting and fighting through these motel walls... and have now complained to the management
Me: Clearly I should've stuck with tent camping
Me: i'm actually hoping the cops show up tbh
Me: what a fucking day
Friend: Some kind of nasty domestic situation?
Me: I feel bad for the kid at the front desk
Friend: Yikes. Stay safe if it escalates
Me: well I have my room fully locked & whatnot
Friend: That's good
Friend: Hope it gets resolved
Me: I can hear him yelling at the desk guy and the desk guy going, "if you can't calm down I'll have to call the police"
Me: "call the police" says the man who appears to have stomped back to his room
Friend: Oh great...
Friend: Can you make out what the shouting is about?
Me: No, just general domestic violence / deranged masculinity afaict
Me: I think the cops are getting called
Friend: I'm sure the cops will save the day
Friend: Guess as long as they get him to shut up, that's all you need
Me: fuck all I want to do is switch my light off and go to sleep
Me: but god knows when my adrenaline is going to return to normal
Friend: Soon, I hope
Me: I can hear him yelling "suck my dick" at the poor desk worker
Friend: Never good being on the other side of the wall from that shit
Friend: Maybe this dude is drunk
Me: I would assume so
Me: I think the cops are here
Friend: Perfect nightcap to a perfect day
Friend: I hope that means you can finally get some peace
Me: the guy is now going "I'm okay" and acting giggly
Me: the cop seems to want him to leave for "a drink of water"
Friend: Definitely strung out
Me: they sound very friendly
Friend: the cops?
Me: looks like the cops just left
Me: after their buddy buddy chat with the man who was yelling "suck my dick" five minutes before they arrived
Friend: Issue resolved?
Me: we'll see
Friend: Odd if they didn't arrest him...
Friend: Hope for the best
Me: yeah not quite sure, but sounds eerily silent now
Me: they're still in there, they've just been dead silent since the cops came
Me: this I know, as I called the front desk to say thank you, and the guy asked, "have they been better?"
Friend: Guess whatever they said was effective
Me: Oh, now this dude is screaming about how he didn’t do anything wrong and isn’t a bad guy,
Me: i think they just moved him to another room
Me: anyway dude started up again so i figured i’d complain so i got to hear him attempt to alternate intimidating and schmoozing the front desk guy
Me: I'm just going to call it a night
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