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“Look, this one’s got vacancies,” said Sophie Ellis-Bextor, turning off the road and into a giant and largely empty car park.

“A motel,” spat William Shakespeare haughtily.

“There’s nothing wrong with motels,” said Ellis-Bextor, aiming for a wide parking space near the office.

“A motor hotel,” said Shakespeare. “Nothing that has a name that is a blend of two other words is ever worthwhile.”

“You’re telling me that’s your problem with motels?” said Ellis-Bextor. “That’s your only reason for hating them?”

“Sporks,” exclaimed Shakespeare. “They’re so crass.”

“You’re snobbish about the weirdest things.”

Ellis-Bextor switched off the engine and got out. Shakespeare remained seated. “I’ll go and get us a room then,” she said. Shakespeare didn’t answer; didn’t even look at her.

A few minutes later, Ellis-Bextor emerged from the office. As she approached the car, Shakespeare wound down the window and said: “Skyjack.”

“What?” said Ellis-Bextor, making her way round to the driver’s side.

“Telethon,” said Shakespeare.

They drove towards the main motel building in silence. As they parked outside room six, Shakespeare spoke again. “I can’t believe we’re staying in a scuzzy fucking motel room.”

Exiting the car, Ellis-Bextor asked: “Isn’t ‘scuzzy’ a blend?”

“No,” said the bard.

“It is,” she said. “It’s ‘scummy’ and ‘lousy’.”

“That’s bullshit,” said Shakespeare, uncertainly. “That’d be ‘scousy’ surely?”

“I’m pretty sure it’s scuzzy,” said Ellis-Bextor.

The two of them approached the door to the motel room. Ellis-Bextor unlocked the door and swung it open.

“Ah, it’s really nice,” said Shakespeare with genuine appreciation.

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Posted by Alex On June - 13 - 2012

2 Responses to “Staying at a motel on Route 66”

  1. Henwelder says:

    That was the strangest one to date is the bard mellowing or even starting to chilax?

  2. Alex says:

    Wouldn’t like to think what form chillaxing might take.

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