Hell’s Descent

February 28, 2010

in Odds & Ends Stories

My friends and I once went to a fab looking restaurant while travelling abroad. The food was wonderful and the staff were super nice, and even better we were seated outside in the hot and sunny weather, so it was a perfect environment to eat.

When we had finished our meal I decided I needed to go to the bathroom. I told my friends I would be back shortly and spotted a sign saying TOILETS pointing to a staircase going down. While descending down the spiralling staircase, I noticed that it was taking an unusually long time to reach the bottom and the environment seemed to be deteriorating the further down I got. Finally I reached the bottom and stopped dead. The scene in front of me looked very much like the set of a horror film. A long corridor with dirty, grey walls with peeling paint, loud pipes were sticking out of the walls and ceiling, and a big fan was rotating near the ceiling on the other side of the corridor. It was dimly lit and quite a foreboding atmosphere. Normally I would have fled in fear, but the hotel was quite a walk so I tried to be brave and continue.

Heart beating and breathing deeply, I walked down the corridor with several doors until I finally found two doors opposite each other labeled MALE and FEMALE. With a shaking hand I reached out for the door when it suddenly opened. I gasped when a rather scruffy fellow stalked out of it. He took one glance at me before shuffling off. Pulling myself together I went inside and it was just as bad in here. After doing my business and washing my hands, I practically ran out of there and back upstairs. When I told my friends where I had been they were wary of climbing down hell’s descent.

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Jack February 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Do you mean there was no attendant there with hand towels and cologne?

Who writes this stuff? If you believe this happened as described I have a bridge you may want to buy!

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rerere March 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Maybe the author should of stayed down there…

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Hugh G. Rection March 19, 2010 at 1:19 am

Should "have" stayed down there, not should "of". Are you retarded?

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NayNay March 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Please. You're lucky that they even had a restroom. I once used a public "toilet" overseas that consisted of a hole in the ground. There was no toilet paper, just a water hose for washing up.

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Been Around... March 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

NayNay – – Z? Is that you?

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Clare March 7, 2010 at 1:30 am

How does a less than appealing bathroom make this a dinner from hell? You stated at the beginning of the article that "The food was wonderful and the staff were super nice". If the food was terrible and the staff even worse, then this might qualify as a true dinner from hell, but it doesn't.

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 7:22 am

thats europe for you. you are lucky the "toilet" wasn't just a hole in the floor.

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