Saturday, January 30, 2010

Can you say one cheap dirty old bastard???

So I am off to Vegas in March for a work event, the company is staying at Paris where we have a group rate for around $100 per night.

Now for a little history here, I have been to Vegas around 30 times in the past 10 years, I have stayed up and down the strip but my home away from home is the Imperial Palace. The IP is a shit hole, the elevators barely work it smells like old cigarettes throughout the casino and many of the rooms need updating. Now the rooms are all clean, the sheets are clean the towels and such are all clean as well. My theory on staying here is I barely spend time in the room anyways and no one has any right to bitch because it is so cheap if I spend a little more on meals...which rarely happens anyways.

So now the stage is set, I went to book my room for this trip, it is 6 nights, Saturday to Friday. My total room charge is $286.05. Yes that is taxes in for the entire trip. Now how can I justify spending greater than touble that price to stay anywhere else...personally I cannot. Call me crazy, call me an odd duck for not taking advantage of a "better" hotel but when you spend ~6 hours a night sleeping only in the room anyways...who cares...not me that's who.


  1. I'll call you your mother and father's son. Being frugal and proud of it is a fabulous trait we earned from our parents, at least we're not hoarders... yet.

  2. Good for you JV! Dad and I are proud of you.
    As for JJ's comment about not being either of you want to come over and clean out "your" attics?
    No pressure.....just an old hoarder wondering.