11. It was the last room they had available

My friends and I were on our way home from a concert and the car broke down on the side of the road.

We walked seven miles to the nearest town so we could call someone for help.

Unfortunately, no one could come to help us until the next morning. We looked for a place to stay overnight. There was a rundown and old hotel two blocks from the payphone, so my friend and I started walking. The hotel was cheaply priced, and we were both happy about that because we didn’t have much money in our pocket. Unfortunately, the hotel was also booked up for the night. The vacancy sign was flashing, but he assured me that every room was filled for the night. He offered us one night in a room without any AC. He said he couldn’t rent the room for full price because the AC wasn’t working. If we wanted to sleep in that room, he would rent it to us for $20. Neither one of us wanted to sleep in the car and we would have been forced to walk seven miles back to the car. Luke and I didn’t care if the room had AC or not, especially after we spent the last three hours walking in the dark. Both of us slept quite well that night, despite the lack of cool air in the room. We certainly wouldn’t have slept that well in the car. We were thankful the guy gave us the room without AC for only $20. The nightly rate would have been $59.00 plus taxes.

 

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