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Nothing could persuade me that a bed-and-breakfast would be fun.
Give me a hotel with massive soundproofing, and sheets that have been washed since the last guests used them, and I'll take care of my own damn breakfast.

November 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

'elderly aunt fantasy camp' for the walk-off

November 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Come to think of it, I kinda like staying in my own home. I've got everything I could want, and no strangers have done anything in here that I haven't cleaned up permanently. Vacation Shmaycation.

November 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJimmyDean

Panel 2 sounds so much like me that I'm starting to wonder if you've got a bug hidden in my house.

November 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Now I really want to start a bed and breakfast, just so I can sponsor BI. The idea of Scott trying to justify linking to our delightful website while thinking he's now part of a creepy conspiracy is just too awesome to ignore.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I know this is a comic, but I think you've actually convinced me.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Uncomfortably true.
Also, when you spring for the "unlimited porn" package on the television, only the uncomfortably young and attractive desk clerk knows it, as opposed to uncomfortably old homeowners, who you suspect have taken your viewing as serving suggestions.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Man, "elderly aunt fantasy camp" just made my day. It might be one of the finest comedic concepts I've ever heard.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

You're skeerin' me Meyer. 'Elderly aunt fantasy camp'. Just last night I dreamt of a beloved elderly great aunt, long deceased. She was feeding me chicken soup with homemade noodles. It was so good!! Come to think of it though, she was also scolding me about my train wreck life and telling me how disappointed she was about me. Thanks a lot!

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan

I've stayed in a couple of nice B&Bs but panel 3 is right - if you're late for breakfast or don't eat it, the hostess (and it's always the hostess - the host is just the handyman and he doesn't care) is offended.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

I know what.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjon

Mmmmmm! Venn diagram of overlapping creepiness!

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictor

Yeah, I never got the "bed and breakfast" thing. I've done it a few times, and it was okay, but... I don't know. It has kind of a creepy voyeuristic vibe to it all. And I'm not really the type of person to hang out at a hotel, anyway. If I have my laptop and internet access, I could have a nice vacation in a steel cargo box. And If I'm not using my laptop, I want to be out-and-about seeing the sites -- preferably eating spicy food or wandering around a zoo of some sort. Anything we do outside of those parameters is basically me catering to the wife and kids.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDrowlord

My wife and I were just discussing on our anniversary that we're not B&B people. We have great aversion to the idea.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

I do not understand chain hotels. If you don't stay in a B&B it just feels like you're in the same place no matter where you go.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArthur Delaney

You're right, Scott. Overnights in places that aren't 'home' NEED anonymity and no damn potpourri baskets, decorated soap that you aren't supposed to use, and forced conversations with strangers at a breakfast that is scheduled 2 hours earlier than when you want to be awake. Exception: The McMenamins empire manages the best of both the B&B and hotel concepts.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

@Arthur Delaney
Of course. If you accommodate to the chains, no matter where you go, the place you sleep will feel familiar. You can take in the new place when you are awake.

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimpler Simon

B&B's in Newfoundland are awesome. At one, the owner gave us home-made screech in mason jars, with ice cubes chipped off an iceberg that had come ashore in the harbour. Try getting that at a chain hotel! (And no, I didn't go blind)

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

Some chain hotels have a continental serve-yourself breakfast, which can be pretty nice. When I stay in a hotel, it's just a place to sleep when I travel somewhere.

November 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

You should know that I'm totally stealing "elderly aunt fantasy camp". And so, I suspect, are a lot of other people. But I'm telling you. Because I'm honest like that. :)

November 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlelnet

Absolutely spot on observations. The one time my wife and I stayed at a B&B, the owners were visibly upset that we didn't want to spend the evening with them, playing Parcheesi. And breakfast was served promptly at 6am...

November 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

As a wedding gift my wife and I received 2 nights at a B&B a couple hours away. Being broke, we accepted without thinking, or really asking any questions.

We got a map (remember those) and drove straight there after the reception.

Turned out to be an old (1820's) Catholic church, with rooms partitioned off. Walking down the hall way that was the center isle towards the pulpit, we could clearly hear the people in the rooms talking and doing... "who-knows-what".

We turned around and drove the couple hours back home...

November 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlt.son

Never had any desire to hit a bed and breakfast - glad I'm not the only one who thinks they are creepy!

December 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNefrai

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