Motel It to the Wind

Story Sent in by Rhonda:

Doug's profile made him out to be pretty well off. He said he owned some hotel franchises around the area. When I went out with him he offered to drive me by one of his properties so I could take a look at it.

What he drove me to was a total dump. It was an off-the-interstate motel that looked abandoned. It was shady as hell but I pretended to be impressed.

"Want to see one of the rooms?" he asked hopefully.

"I'm actually pretty hungry. Maybe we can go to dinner?"

He said, "We can order in! I can rent us a room and we can order in whatever you want. On me."

"You'd have to rent us a room? I thought you owned it."

"I do! I do. Yes. I do."

I said, "Let's just do dinner."

"Aw, man. Are you sure?"


As we drove away from the ratty little motel, he said, "Yeah, I own that hotel. I've owned it for a while. I own franchises up and down the state."

He took me to a cheap diner for dinner, ordered himself a few too many glasses of wine, and I ended up having to call a taxi to bring me home.


  1. On the bright side, OP, at least he didn't invite you to meet his mother too!

  2. Damn it! You beat me to the punch line!

    But yea OP definitely an awkward situation that could have turned very dangerous very quickly. Good on you for getting out of it.

  3. "I also own chloroform factories around the area! Want to smell this rag??"

  4. Also, OP seems to be giving off classic gold-digger/dinner wh0re vibes to me.

    1. I caught those vibes, too, but it seemed like she was only emphasizing his apparent false wealth for the sake of playing up his very true brokenness and creep factor.

    2. Perhaps... but someone that was going out of their way to portray themselves as "well off" in their profile would probably cause a red flag in my book. I certainly wouldn't want to drive around and "look at their properties" on a first date... Even if everything was true, it's kinda weird, and not really starting the relationship off on the right note...

  5. Liar liar pants on fire.

    1. "Liar liar, plants for hire!"
      "Its...pants on fire, Patrick."
      "Well you would know! LIAR!"

      A cool exchange between a young man attempting to complete driving classes and his mentally lacking best friend.

  6. "The room at the end is where I keep all the bodies. Come on, I'll show you!"

    Also, what kind of diner serves wine? 'Cause I want to go to there.

  7. I guess by the way he was disappointed, he was trying to get her to put out.


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