First Time in almost 18 years...

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For the first time, I have had to ask a reservation if they will move their date. I never expected one of my kids to not accommodate.

Daughter is coming in for 4 nights. Sat. is her last night and I got a call for all 3 rooms for Saturday night. I never thought she would not come down and spend the night on the daybed in our quarters (in the studio and the French doors close for privacy) for one night. I took the rez. Today, when I contacted her, she said she would rather not and would leave a day early. 

I called the man who made the reservation this morning and told him a family situation had arisen and asked if they could move to Sunday since this is a Holiday weekend. I am now waiting to hear. He said he understood family situations come up. Now I wait to see if I lose money or how much I lose. If he moves, I will have to give him a discount for the inconvenience.

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 'tis a shame since she's always been 'accommodating' before.  so, have you asked if this is how she prefers it from now on ?

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I have never had to ask any kid to be accommodating before - I always have accommodated them. I just assumed (yes, I know what that is) that she would care enough about us to say, no sweat for one night. This is the one who considers herself a Mot her less Dau ght er - there is a book of that title that she read and posted on FB that was her. Her twin is the one who would do ANYTHING for me. (their mother died when they were 3 and they turned 5 ten days after our wedding)

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  hmmmm ... i think i would have accepted my daughter's decision to leave a day early. 

and then i'd hope she'd relent and stay on the day bed that last night. 

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I would have if not for the fact we are going on a 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM tour of the old Lunatic Asylum - a ghost hunt. We will probably not get back home before 2 AM and then get settled. I really do not want her to be getting up to drive back to Iowa early Saturday morning. Better to lose the dollars than lose her. I know from her postings on FB from other ventures of this sort that she often cannot sleep after. She needs to stay Saturday night.

I had taken the rez thinking she would go along with it. Today when she refused, I called the guest asking if they could make it Sunday rather than Saturday. I told him the truth - I had a family situation come up that made it impossible to take the Saturday reservation. I sent him an e-mail today after I talked to him offering a 10% discount on each room as compensation for MY problem. Have not heard back yet.

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There are no rooms in the area. Pipeline has taken them all. That would not cut it with this daughter. She would still be "moved out for someone else".

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Can you pay for an inexpensive room for your daughter to stay in on that Sat? That would be a lot cheaper than losing out on a full house.

Even though they think they understand, our family really don't realize how important it is for us to see them, especially when it's very difficult to get to THEM. We always want to make the most of the time when they're with us.

 

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