May 7th, 2010

i feel mysterious today

My Hotel Enigma

Okay, I have a serious question. Sort of.

Every time I stay in a hotel or motel -- I mean, like, every time -- right before I go to bed, I get stricken with what feels like the middle stages of a serious case of the flu: my stomach goes all fluttery, and I invariably get the chills and have to pull all the covers up around myself even if it's a hundred degrees outside. I get cold sweats, and I generally feel like hell until I fall asleep.

The thing is, this never happens at home, or when I'm staying at a friend's house. It ONLY happens in hotel rooms, but it's been happening for years. What the fuck, I ask you, my LJ pals, is going on here?

Poll #1561579 What the fuck

Why do I have this unusual reaction in hotel rooms?

Hotel rooms run the A/C full blast 24-7, and you are just reacting to the fact that they are kept very cold
5(15.2%)
You are having an allergic reaction to some common element hotel rooms, like plastic bin liners or carpet cleaner or semen
7(21.2%)
The only time you stay in hotels is on trips where you eat a bunch of garbage and get stoned and your body just shuts down at the end of the day
13(39.4%)
You have Legionnaire's Disease
2(6.1%)
You just happen to develop a low-grade fever any time you stay at a hotel
0(0.0%)
You have a mysterious ailment that will allow you to sue the hospitality industry for millions
4(12.1%)
There is a perfectly normal explanation that I will post in Comments
2(6.1%)