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1,162 - Staying in an Inexpensive Hotel

December 7th, 2015

Episode 329 of 489 episodes

You can stay at a cheap hotel. You can stay at a nice hotel. But can you really find a hotel that’s nice and cheap? Find out in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:26 Explanations: 3:16 Fast dialog: 16:50 Suzanna: Remind me why we’re staying in this fleabag motel in the seedy part of town? Kenji: We agreed that we would skimp on the accommodations so we could spend more money on activities and eating out. Remember? Suzanna: I remember, but I didn’t bargain for someplace as run-down as this. Look at the peeling wallpaper and moldy bathroom. Kenji: It’s pretty bad, isn’t it? Look on the bright side. At least it’s not rat-infested. Suzanna: That’s small comfort. Well, I think I’ll take a short nap before we go out for dinner. Uh! Kenji: What’s the matter? Suzanna: This comforter is filthy. I doubt housekeeping has changed it in months! Kenji: Let’s get out of here and go get a drink. That should cheer us up. Suzanna: Good idea. If I have more than one, maybe I won’t care so much where we’re staying. Kenji: Given the state of this room, we might need an entire pitcher! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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