6/13/2007

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite...

Editor's Note: Let me start with a qualifying statement. The picture that you see to the left is not mine. I didn't take it. I found it on Google. But it is an accurate, if exaggerated, representation of what I just experienced.

It's 1am Chicago time. I'm in room 235 in the Red Roof Inn in Hoffman Estates. I've been watching Deadliest Catch for a couple of hours now. After a long day of flying (with a MEGA loud baby two seats over from me) all I wanted was a quiet, peaceful night of relaxing sleep. But that's not what I'm getting. About a hour ago, as I lay on the bed, I felt a little tickle on my bare ankle. I shrugged it off for a few minutes thinking it to be a simple itch. But, upon checking, I discovered it was, in fact, a bedbug. I've killed three so far IN MY BED!!!!

Needless to say, the front desk will be hearing about this in the morning. How am I supposed to fall asleep now...

8 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Absolutely disgusting! But a GREAT story for your blog! You never NEVER disappoint, Josh!
Good luck with the front desk at the Hampton Estates. Maybe they will give you a ticket for a free continental breakfast!

Mike Lovato said...

Dude, I can't believe you waited till morning. Bugs in my bed = immediate call to front desk.

Courtney said...

I agree with mike! ARE YOU KIDDING...why in the crap would you wait till morning...EWWW!

Josh Peters said...

you still slept in the bed?! dang bro. that's just foul. i hear bed bugs can pass STDs. So sad.

Josh(ua) Treece said...

I ripped the covers off and inspected the bed thoroughly. After I couldn't find any more and after I struggled to find a ton of mental toughness, I caught a few hours of sleep. The hotel was booked to capacity so I knew they wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. After I complained this morning, they moved my room. So, hopefully no bugs tonight.

Kate E said...

Yuck

Alli Hibb said...

this is the sickest thing I have EVER heard. I have barf shivers as I type this...three so far...

Brent said...

Yikes. I would have probably slept on the couch after calling the front desk immediately.