This might sound picky, but it keeps coming to mind.
When I phoned Sat afternoon, and when I picked up my key early that evening, I told the host that I was there because my mom was in hospice nearby. It is the only lodging for miles around. But I did not move into the room till Sunday afternoon, which they must have noticed; the reason was I stayed at the hospital all night and she died at dawn (4 days ago, now).
My gripe is that no one ever said a kind or personal word to me. Not even to ask where I came from, whether I was enjoying my stay, nothing, even if they forgot I was there for hospice reasons. I was spoken to only in relation to breakfast food choices.
I know this is picky. Perhaps it had something to do with my renting the cheapest room; perhaps because hospice guests are unlikely to be repeat customers. Perhaps it was because I didn't pet their dog (adorable, I just don't like to handle dogs right before eating.)
But it will be a lasting memory to me, eating breakfast and the only human beings in sight ignoring me as much as possible.
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