Too boring. No sex. Dont read it.  

rm_mikemala 56M/48F
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8/31/2005 4:16 pm

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Too boring. No sex. Dont read it.


Remember that Japanese restaurant escapade I told you about ? Well I have a next adventure to tell concerning the same vacation.
When my in-laws heard that we were going to Mexico City they advised us to stay at the Hotel Regis. They had stayed their about fifteen years before and they said it was very good.
When we arrived at Mexico airport and were hustling with all the bags and stuff I noticed a tourist information booth. When I suggested that we check it out, my wife said, quite understandably, " Oh god, look I'm tired, lets just get to the hotel and we can see about that tomorrow.
I said, " O.K. but let me just pick up a map or something.
She reluctantly agreed and we went in.
While I was looking through the brochures a pleasant young man came up and asked us if we needed any help, and if we needed a hotel.
When I told him that we were going to the hotel Regis he looked a bit dismayed. "But why are you going to that terrible place", he said. Now I was dismayed, and I explained to him what my in-laws had told me. He asked me how long ago that was. When I told him fifteen years he said, " Oh ho! well that explains it. Yes fifteen years ago it was O.K., but now it's really run down. If you want I could recommend a nice hotel for you".
Well I was of course very suspicious, because he was probably getting a cut from the hotels. But no matter how I studied him I couldn't detect any schemishness ( is that a word? ).
For some reason I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and chose one of the hotels that he recommended, the Prado.
A few days afterwards, that would have been a couple of days after the Japanese restaurant affair, Mexico City was struck by a massive earthquake.
I don't know if you remember it, the city was devastated and an estimated twenty five thousand people were killed.
The Prado was pretty badly damaged but it stood. The Hotel Regis completely collapsed, Killing everyone inside.
I went to see it that same day. The Hotel, which had been about twenty stories high had collapsed like a pack of cards and was now about twenty feet high.

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