I liked hotels a lot more as a child when I didn’t have to deal with the anxiety over spending so much cash on what is often a gamble with quality. My parents always dealt with the headache alone, leaving my siblings plus I to simply amuse ourselves plus stave off the boredom. Nowadays I get anxiety at the mere mention of stopping at a hotel for the night, regardless of the context or situation. The last few instances were marred with absolute disaster. I stopped off the interstate in the middle of the night at this arena that seemed like a random 3-star hotel, but it ended up being a motel instead. There was mold in the bathroom around the backsplash for the sink, in the floor tile grout, plus all over the inside of the shower. There was no way I was going to take a shower that night, but things only got worse when I climbed into bed. I saw hair plus what looked like dry skin. I couldn’t think that the sheets were dirty plus hadn’t been changed! I said no to hotels plus decided to rent an AirBnb on my most recent vacation plus ran into a weird sort of problem. I didn’t realize that the air handler for the air conditioning would be in a closet right outside the master home office. Whenever the central air conditioning turned on throughout the night, I could hear it easily. That noisy air conditioning ended up keeping me awake throughout the night while I was in my stay at that vacation rental. I can’t seem to get any fortune with vacation accommodations no matter what I try.