300 Writing Prompts # 6: Write a Thank You Note To Someone

Dear Shower in Room 1319 Crown Plaza Hotel, Houston:

You may not remember me, but I’m the woman you heard screaming yesterday morning. Hi! I wanted to send you a word of thanks for the most violent shower experience of my life. Never in my 31 years of bathing have I gone from 3rd degree burns to frostbite in a matter of minutes. You really kept me on my toes, which is good, because they were the only body part left un-effected by your ‘Psycho’ Alfred Hitchcock thrill ride. Who knew the most effective way to clean your body was to sear the top layer off to make room for the new layer.

I was worried the memories of our weekend together would quickly fade away, but those fears were soon replaced by the constant smell of fried bologna on my skin that seemed to follow me where ever I went. That small reminder will have to do until our paths can cross again.

You truly went above and beyond, and I thank you for your service!


Jennifer Shidler


Tell me readers, who would you write a thank you note to this week?

Extra credit: whats your worst hotel experience in recent memory?

to my love & light,

Published by Jennifer Shidler

I am a Hoosier at heart who has moved to the heart of Texas with my husband Matthew, our cats Rowdy & Mosby and our dogs Lucy & Wrigley. Matthew is a Chief Flight instructor at a flight school in Austin and I care for my mother full time and write random thoughts and posts in between. I started writing this blog as a way to keep people back home updated on our lives here in Texas, and has turned into a way to relax, think and to make others laugh!

6 thoughts on “300 Writing Prompts # 6: Write a Thank You Note To Someone

  1. OMG I think I snorted my coffee a little bit. I’m sorry you had such a horrible shower – that can ruin a good mood for a few days at least!

    I’m not sure about my worst hotel experience, but if I were to write a thank-you letter, it would be a passive aggressive one to my new printer (which I think is the reason why my computer is doing crash dumps and I think it’s making the wifi crash as well) and a sincere one to my bestest who has put up with a little bit of a lot of venting from me lately lol

  2. Hahahaha! I’m so sorry for your pain, but this totally made me laugh out loud. I think my thank you note would be to Hello Fresh this week- for sending me everything I needed to make my crispy chickpea tacos, but next time, maybe could they send an avocado that wasn’t harder than a rock? Because that was some bullsh*t. If it’s an integral part of the recipe, it should be usable. I don’t think that’s asking too much.

  3. Back when I had the means to watch live television, I would watch Jimmy Fallon pretty much all the time. Have you ever seen him do his Thank You notes? I think he does them every Friday night and some of them aren’t that funny, but a bunch are priceless. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw that this was your prompt.

    1. I’ve seen a few of his clips signing his cards! Didn’t realize he did them weekly! I don’t watch as much late night TV anymore, but I’ve been team Conan O’Brien since my 13 inch black and white TV in my bedroom with bunny ears, days 😂

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