The guests are not the enemy

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We have all had guests by now who are rotten to the core. Some more than others, and some worse than others. But they are our guests and this is why we opened our doors to innvite people to stay with us.

You can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

I just wanted to encourage everyone to hang in there, when a bad guest is there remember our saying "They stay, they pay, they go away."

People are quirky, weird, don't listen, and don't care. But many do care, many do listen, many are good weird. Enjoy those ones... laugh

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

We have all had guests by now who are rotten to the core. Some more than others, and some worse than others. But they are our guests and this is why we opened our doors to innvite people to stay with us.

You can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

I just wanted to encourage everyone to hang in there, when a bad guest is there remember our saying "They stay, they pay, they go away."

People are quirky, weird, don't listen, and don't care. But many do care, many do listen, many are good weird. Enjoy those ones... laugh

Thank you for that J.B. We all need a reminder now and then.  

I am lucky and don't have too many unlikable guests, but when I do, it drives me crazy that I cannot make them happy. I feel personally "attacked" by their feelings towards me. I drive my husband crazy by constantly asking him if he had seen them, what was their demeanor like?  Were they smiling or grumpy. Uch, it's so difficult for me to have grumpy people. 

 

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Okay so I just had this image in my mind of this gang of innkeepers in aprons with spatulas and knives. It was quite funny! If someone here is an artist, can you draw it for us? heart

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You know we have a string of B&B's here. Many of them can be seen either on the main drag or just off. When guests mention they saw other B&B's we say, 'Oh yeah, this is B&B Alley...we're tougher than we look!' Generally gets a laugh.

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I need to come back and read this in the middle of the summer.  Right now, I don't need it.  Soon...oh yes...I will!  Thanks Smiling

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yes

Although did have a minor lapse this morning........

Finished painting the hall, stairs and landing yesterday....... guests dragged their suitcase down the wall this morning, but that's ok, I'm chilled and relaxed at the moment.

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Which is why I won't remove the wallpaper from the stairwells. I may replace it, but it will never disappear completely!

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Usually a damp cloth or kitchen scrubber will get it off (but don't tell him I called him that). 

 

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My new best friend is a sponge put out by Mr. Cle an called Mag ic Er aser.  Works like a charm on the black marks and scuffs if plain water won't do the trick. I'm not sure if you have that product in the UK but you probably can find it on line.

 

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Silverspoon wrote:

My new best friend is a sponge put out by Mr. Cle an called Mag ic Er aser.  Works like a charm on the black marks and scuffs if plain water won't do the trick. I'm not sure if you have that product in the UK but you probably can find it on line.

 

Be careful with that...it takes the finish off shiny/glossy woodwork. And then THAT stands out like a sore thumb. It also works pretty darn well on the grout on the tile floors in the bathrooms. One scrubber per bathroom but it looks a lot better when done.

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Boy to I second that one. I love the Magic e. But I used it to clean a mark on the wall my hubby just painted..UH OH..don't do that. He ended up having to repaint the entire wall frown I also tried using it on fly specks on our outside columns..worked great but duh....took the shiny surface off the paint ..an other thing that had to be repainted.  But..I will say it is a wonder in cleaning tile grout. So proceed cautiously.

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That's why we have our little gang here...so we don't lop the heads off those blatantly obx guests! Or go into cardiac arrest from holding back what we want to say.

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