Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Honey, I don't think they have WiFi."

After finishing the first round of missionary interviews in Huánuco, Peru, located at the very north end of the Mission, we headed for the hotel for the night.  The local member who helped us find its first-floor door came back and told us "No parking."  This was no surprise on the busy street, with everyone honking for me to get out of the way.
On the next block we located a parking lot, where we stuffed the vehicle in front of several others, carried our stuff back, stumbled up the stairs to the 'desk' on the second-floor landing, received two teeny bars of soap, a miniature roll of toilet paper, and the key. When we went out later to find food and returned, we were given the wrong key, but conveniently, it opened our door, too.  None of that picky one-room-one-key stuff like other places.
Anyway, it had a bathroom.
The lack of the hot water advertised on the street-level sign sure saved us time in the shower the next morning.  
We were reassured when we turned out the light and saw that the glow-in-the-dark sign on the wall indicated that this was an earthquake-safe place.
We fell asleep wondering if they had saved money by just buying the sign instead of actually reinforcing the structure.
Anyway, we hope that your Office Secretaries have more success in reserving a room for your next interview trip.
Dave & Paula

1 comment:

Patti said...

Who needs hot water, or a lock specific key? Not you guys!