You simply haven't lived until you've survived a horrible hotel or motel experience. Whether it's haunted by ghosts trapped in the old stairwells, the carcasses of roaches, or neighbors with loud sex lives, few experiences will etch themselves into your traumatic memory bank like a shady motel.
Most of us aren't made of money, so if we find ourselves in need of a last minute crash spot, we'll go for the nearest discount hotel, one star reviews be damned. In most cases these stays are uneventful or mildly disappointing. But there are times when the shadiness is so deep and horrific it leaves you with a story for the rest of your life.
That time I couldn't make my dog stop licking the bed spread :-\
I finally had to lock it in the bathroom so he wouldn't lick a hole in it.