Where's the innkeeper? He/She has "Gone Doily"™

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Going Doily/Gone Doily™ = adj. when an innkeeper has temporarily emotionally, physically and/or mentally gone off the deep end. Innkeeper may have gone/go wild, postal, but in a restrained, and yet upright manner. 

example:

"Where is JB?" I wonder.

"She's gone doily!"™ comes the reply.

 

Why or how can an innkeeper "Go Doily"™?

Guests check out an hour late and have to be told to get out finally, there is a full house check in, have had guests for 30+ days solid, innkeeper goes to the room where there is spilled coffee or red wine all over the duvet/quilt/comforter. The phone never stops ringing and majority of the calls are not reservations but a waste of valuable time, the dust bunnies have saddled up and formed a posse...

What can you do to help/assist an innkeeper who has "Gone Doily"™? Nothing. Don't remind him/her "stuff happens", don't remind her tomorrow is another day. Don't remind her that he/she needs to take care of herself and get adequate sleep and proper nutrition. Just back away...slowly. cool

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I am going to say the only thing that is appropriate - Poor Baby!!!!!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Going Doily/Gone Doily™ = adj. when an innkeeper has temporarily emotionally, physically and/or mentally gone off the deep end. Innkeeper may have gone/go wild, postal, but in a restrained, and yet upright manner. 

example:

"Where is JB?" I wonder.

"She's gone doily!"™ comes the reply.

 

Why or how can an innkeeper "Go Doily"™?

Guests check out an hour late and have to be told to get out finally, there is a full house check in, have had guests for 30+ days solid, innkeeper goes to the room where there is spilled coffee or red wine all over the duvet/quilt/comforter. The phone never stops ringing and majority of the calls are not reservations but a waste of valuable time, the dust bunnies have saddled up and formed a posse...

What can you do to help/assist an innkeeper who has "Gone Doily"™? Nothing. Don't remind him/her "stuff happens", don't remind her tomorrow is another day. Don't remind her that he/she needs to take care of herself and get adequate sleep and proper nutrition. Just back away...slowly. cool

Back away slowly as you hand over a cuppa to the Doilied Innkeeper

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I'd like a few days running where I'm not on the edge of 'going doily™'.

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NOTE - I added the ™ because I don't want a better way to borrow it without permission. Since they adore using the doily in their marketing.

One day I will make a penny off all these things, a penny saved is a penny earned by golly! crying

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LOL

 

We had a couple do that recently.  Took their sweet time leaving.  Left about an hour late and meanwhile, used the hall bathroom that belongs to another room.  

I was fuming.  Then they said their goodbyes and were as sweet and complimentary as you could imagine.  They promised good reviews and to tell their friends.   What can you do?

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