OMG I love Sowell.
He often makes me think and he always makes me cheer. Today he made me laugh my heart out. Other than the robe, I have experienced each of those issues more often than I care to remember.
However, I found a cure for all of that motel nonsense — I retired and bought an Airstream trailer. ;>)
Now when we travel, I stay in luxury 5 star accommodations every night, whether parked on the coast listening to the ocean or parked at a Walmart.... it’s all good.
Don’t blame you a bit, we always preferred an RV over staying in hotels/motels.