On this visit to Hendersonville we didn’t stay in our usual Holiday Inn Express, instead I figured we could save more than $20 by staying on the other side of the Interstate at the Mountain Inn and Suites. Sometimes, and this was one of them, you get what you pay for. The walls were thinner, the shower weaker and the TV was a tiny 24″ LCD wide screen model with no available HD channels.
We put some of that money saved to good use on Sunday morning too. The free breakfast at the hotel didn’t start until 6:30 and we were up and ready to go at six. Figuring that the quality of the morning fare would probably be mirrored by the quality of the room, we opted to walk the 100 yards down the road to a Waffle House.
Because it was early, there were the night shift folks waiting to go home and day shift workers just coming on, so there were like six Waffle House employees in the restaurant and just two customers, Donna and I. We had snagged a Sunday Asheville paper on the way out the door of the hotel to enjoy as we were waiting for our breakfast to arrive and because I was reading, I really wasn’t paying attention to the conversations of employees, but occasionally I’d catch a snippet. One of them that stood out was when one of them said something like, “You know, like John says, ‘Tee Eye Em, Too Much Information.’ ”