When the Guest Rings the front doorbell to "summon" the innkeeper at 9:30 pm!

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DING-DONG DING-DONG    9:30pm on a Friday.  Who the heck could it be?  We have locked doors off the foyer that preserve our privacy in our part of the house and the guests in theirs.  There is a sign on the door that says "Private".  Please call our cell at --------- for assistance.  DING-DONG.  My husband steps out in to the foyer and lo,  there is the Guest with an urgent request.  Print me out a ferry schedule.  

7:00am  DING-DONG DING-DONG.  OMG. Now What?  I open the door to the foyer - and lo, The Guest Is Back With A New Request:  Please Turn The Coffee On.  (there are coffee makers and coffee in each room, we serve breakfast at 8:30)

Now there is another sign on our door.  DO  NOT RING DOORBELL FOR ASSISTANCE. WE MAY BE ELSEWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.  PLEASE CALL OUR CELL AT ____.

Is there a Customer Service pill I could take?  Or a CS booster shot?

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LOL! Yep.. the "instant gratification" crowd... some people just gotta have it / or know it "NOW"! 

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I've had people ringing the bell at 10.30pm, and then ask for directions for somewhere they are going the next day. Couldn't it wait till breakfast??

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How did you get Maddy's guests? Smiling

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

How did you get Maddy's guests? Smiling

They can't stay with me forever...

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I'm sending you some of my beer belly locals on their way to OOB with their teeny tiny speedo bathing suits

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You know, DH's family used to all meet up there every summer. The NY contingent meeting up with the NB contingent. I don't think speedos were invented back then. And I'm not seeing a bunch of loggers wearing them regardless...

The speedo thing was always a joke in VT, too.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Oh lordy....needy non reading guests. Don't you just love them sad

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An innkeeping friend has a note in the foyer next to a phone. 'Pick up phone, wait for innkeeper to answer'. She has it ring automatically. If she's not home she forwards the phone.

Still, these things are not urgent. Fire and blood are urgent. Getting someone up to make you coffee when you can do it yourself is not even a small emergency.

 

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ahhh the needy guests, aren't they a thrill a moment.

Keep your chin up! They stay, they pay, they go away...

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weve just had a guest knocking on the breakfast room door for "how to work my shower" - well if you will turn it off with the pull chord then no it won't work! duh - that's another one to cut off with siscors tomorro

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