Three fun stories from our weekend

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I've been listening (reading) to your stories and had some of your warnings come true over the weekend.  Loved it!

First - the bathroom down the hall.   We have one room with a hallway bath.  The PO had an envelope on the door, on which was written, "This bath is for the exclusive use of the Mate's Room. Private."  We thought a sign made of an envelope was tacky and cheap looking, so we took it down.  On Saturday morning, hubby in Captain's Room used his shower and Wife used the one in the Private Hall Bath.   Sign went up as soon as they left.  (At least it's not on an envelope!)

Second - We had two men who had never met make fast friends and sit in the breakfast room talking politics, money, sending the kids to college, food, and more for hours.   Really cool. 

Third - the drop in.  I told my husband he shouldn't rent to the guy because he wanted two nights and we couldn't give him two nights.  Hubby gave the guy the room telling him check out is 11.  The guy was really nice, explained he was looking for a place far from work where he could come back when he needed a break.  So the next morning, Hubby asked if he found another place and he said no.  So Hubby tells him, we have one more room, but it is still half full of boxes from moving.  We'll let you stay there for half price.  So he did.  When he left on Sunday, he asked to reserve that room for two weeks from now and also the following weekend!   He knows it will be full price by then. 

You never know.  

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well done!

 

 

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That's fantastic! It sure didn't take long for things to start happening. It's so great for this old innkeeper to hear the excitement in your post as a new innkeeper!

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I have a small restaurant as well. We had the Church Group come in where one person ordered a glass of water, sat at a table and opened up her own sandwiches. Church Groups are invariably bad news.

I have people using my tables for picnics and my dumpster for their trash.

The ones that eat everything on the menu, complain that they can not get around as they could, wonder why, but wash it sown with a diet soda?

The really odd ones will have to await my memoirs.

 

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See, that's something that I just can't understand. What would make you think that you can bring your own sandwich to a restaurant?

Personally, I understand every restaurant that has a line on their menu that says "minimum charge of $5 for seated customers." Everything costs money, that seat, that cutlery, cleaning the table, etc.

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Sugar Bear wrote:

Personally, I understand every restaurant that has a line on their menu that says "minimum charge of $5 for seated customers."

Reminds me of Italy. For the same order, you pay more if you eat it at a table than if you stand at the bar.

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Arkansawyer wrote:

Sugar Bear wrote:

Personally, I understand every restaurant that has a line on their menu that says "minimum charge of $5 for seated customers."

Reminds me of Italy. For the same order, you pay more if you eat it at a table than if you stand at the bar.

In CALF alot of people would freak out "What, you pay MORE to take the fast food AWAY than to eat it inside?" Huh?

Then in Australia you pay more to eat the food in the restaurant? Huh?

Then in Rocky Mount Virginia, what is this MEALS TAX? on everything? We don't have THIS in California or Australia.

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I have one that is a shared bath. Last week a lady did an online rez for the queen room that shares that bath. (The private bath guestroom was available at that time so I figured she knew what she was doing for the Saturday) Last night I get a booking for the other room and on the chance she really did not realize it, made a courtesy call (hoping she would cancel actually) to let her know the bathroom would be shared. Sure enough - "can't we have our own bathroom?" No, the room with the private bath is now booked. I was nice and did not point out she had the chance to take it first for an extra $20. "I will talk to my husband." That usually means cancel - yea!

She called back and decided they could manage for 1 night. She had the hardest time grasping the fact when I told her there is a deadbolt lock on the bathroom door and I have the only key to it which ensures that no one walks in on you.

The reason I was hoping she would cancel is the man who booked the last room is getting married here in town - that day I think - and is the son of the retired lawyer from town. I would have rather given THEM the queen room. HE will possibly be back. So my birthday present this year is a full-house of guests!

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"On Saturday morning, hubby in Captain's Room used his shower and Wife used the one in the Private Hall Bath.   Sign went up as soon as they left.  (At least it's not on an envelope!)"

No one ever believes us when we share this story, each of us who has a hallway PRIVATE bath. When I caught the old man in ours he said "My wife kicked me out and said 'Go do that somewhere else, I am having a shower' "

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We used to have 2 rooms with private bath but both had locks on which were on the keyring of that room - ie only that person could get in. However one chap in the loony bin of check out managed to keep his key, later on heard voices in the lounge when everyone was out so went to look, he was there with a chap we know who runs a martial arts school locally (chap was at his class) thought I bet he's been back to his ruddy room, went up and he had, had a shower! was furious! the martial arts school people are always a pain and I am not taking them any more, they always need late check in, or the shower chap, or one who wouldn't check out - enough is enough!

Other funny case was whole place was booked by one company chap said "oh ive not been in one of your shared bathroom rooms before" me confused "we don't have any shared bathroom rooms which one did you use?" - he had followed his colleague from his room with a private bathroom and used his - clearly not listening to me at all when I showed him where his was which was across the landing!

And last but not least - I get a call down on my mobile my shower isn't working I am in room 5 (ie private bathroom room) went, tried the shower worked fine, went upstairs to tell him as the room was on the next floor, see a woman coming out of room 3 in a bathrobe - Oh my shower isn't working, my husband rang down but I can use my friends in the room across the hall (all this in the middle of breakfast) I said Give me a minute, turned on the electric shower and thought no more about it - till the nice French man who had been staying in room 5 said "someone has been in my bathroom!" how do you explain what happened to a nice man with limited english? it was like a french farce with people running about in bathrobes all over!

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We have one of those hall baths, too. We added an old timey lock with skeleton key. I used to just lock it at night but we had too many guests using the bathroom during the day because it was easier than spending 10 seconds unlocking the door to their room. So, locked all the time now.

Sounds like you're coming right along!

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Almost forgot!  I found my first pair of underwear!!!!!   Went to change the bed and found the tighty whities on the floor.   Had to call in the hubby and kid to share the excitement of the find.  LOL

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Almost forgot!  I found my first pair of underwear!!!!!   Went to change the bed and found the tighty whities on the floor.   Had to call in the hubby and kid to share the excitement of the find.  LOL

"You know you are an innkeeper when you find tighty whities in your bed and get excited!"  a new innkeeper, anyway! haha

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We still have the crotch-less black ones left behind years ago.  She remembers where she left them too! Heard from her through Linked and SHE mentioned them! Laundered and in a little bag waiting for her all these years later. (Most of the other stuff left behind has been disposed of and those who left it forgotten. Cannot forget the "Screamer".

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At least you didn't call them and leave a message that they forgot them. blush Yes...I've learned a bit over the years.

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Almost forgot!  I found my first pair of underwear!!!!!   Went to change the bed and found the tighty whities on the floor.   Had to call in the hubby and kid to share the excitement of the find.  LOL

Wait 'til  you find your first pair hanging from a lampshade.devil

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Wait till you find your first battery powered item...

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

I told my husband he shouldn't rent to the guy because...  

I enjoyed the turnaround. I was expecting you to be proved right, and it turned out to be just the opposite: a second night and another booking! Yes, you never know!

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