Written on 12 May 2018; published on 18 May 2018
Location: Twentynine Palms, California
- SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE B. CLAGETT
- SUMMARY OF THE SOUNDTRACK
- Krampus: I Will Give You Something You Abhor, For Your Own Sake
- The Consequence of Giving in to Fear
- The Why and the Wherefore
SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE B. CLAGETT
SUMMARY OF THE SOUNDTRACK
Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.
Here I am, at a motel that I like very much, and that I often go to. It is a chain of motels, nationwide.
Krampus: I Will Give You Something You Abhor, For Your Own Sake
When I spend more than one day at a motel, I always ask that there be no room service, so that no one comes in, and there is no possibility of losing things, and so forth … not because I have had any experience of losing things, but because I have heard stories from other members of my family about it.
So I called today … because it is more than a one-day stay … and I said: I would just like to make sure that no one comes in. I do not need room service.
The lady at the desk said: Well, we have to come in!
And I said: But I have paid for the whole weekend. I deserve my privacy …
She said: Well, we have to come in and make sure that everything is ok.
And I said: But I do not want room service.
And she said: Well, we have to make sure that the chairs are not broken, and that the tub is not slippery. It is for your own sake!
I hear this ‘For your own sake’ thing all the time; this thing where Krampus … the big alter ego, or dark side, of Santa Claus … comes swooshes a little kid up, and manhandles the child ‘for its own sake’.
And here we have it again. So I thought about it. Then I said: Well, is this the nationwide policy, or is this just for this motel? (Because I could always avoid this motel in the future.)
And she said: A couple of months ago, they instituted the policy nationwide.
The Consequence of Giving in to Fear
So, what I am thinking is that this issue of anxiety and panic attack, and not feeling safe, and so forth, has hit the person that makes the decisions for this giant motel chain. And they have decided that they have to kibbitz in, every single day, to every motel room, and make sure that their property is safe.
And yet, what will happen when they do that, is that the people who rent the motel rooms … if they are savvy, and they know what is going on … will become anxious too, because they know that some stranger is going to be coming into their room every day. And there are a lot of stories about people taking things from motel rooms.
So, all round, what has happened, with the motel room scene, for this particular motel, is that nobody feels safe anymore.
The Why and the Wherefore
Could it be that there has been a big increase in the vandalism in the motel rooms just recently? Or is it really about an anxiety attack issue? Or both?
I do not know what to say about it. Maybe just do not take anything at all, when you go traveling, and you will not have to worry about moving your luggage around, or whether it will be there when you get back from a day’s outing.
So that is the story. It is a Krampus story for the owners of motels in the United States.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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