Say it isn’t so!
Let’s start from the beginning. A year ago, I met someone who worked for a local exterminating company. His specialty? Checking Virginia Beach hotel rooms for bed bugs.
My big question? “Do these hotels still rent rooms that they know contain bed bugs?”
He replied while nodding furiously, “Oh YEAAAAA.”
Last night? I had a conversation with someone who recently quit a Virginia Beach hotel cleaning job. I asked, “What was the grossest thing you saw while cleaning rooms?” The answer is not something I care to print, other than to reference two girls and six military guys. Apparently, that setup is a normal thing.
Back to bed bugs. I asked, “Did you ever see any bed bugs?”
The answer? “Oh yea, there was a rule about that. If you find three bed bugs, you do nothing. But if you see four you use a special cover on the mattress.”
EW. EW. EW. EW.
Kinda makes, “Night night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” mean just a little more, don’t cha think?
Even before knowing this, I would not have slept in an oceanfront hotel room on a bet. But now? Not for a million TRILLION bucks. Or my own Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee maker. Even if his name is Fernando.
Have you ever hooked up with six military guys? Oops. I mean… “Do you go to hotels? Do you check for bed bugs, and if so, how?