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Guests at the table on speaker phone for 10 minutes. I delivered the food, the main. I said "Enjoy your breakfast and stood there" and then walked away. Bloody rude.

No it was not "I have to take this..." important call. It was a "Thanks for callin' hon" call.

(No there were no other guests at the table - to answer your question)

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Must be the heat

Came home to a few off messages: We have 20 to 21 cheerleaders who need a place as the college is unable to house them,

and another: my uncle and his wife are here and use motorscooters and need ada accessible rooms, they are 20 minutes away so if you can call us asap!

 

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Must be the heat

Came home to a few off messages: We have 20 to 21 cheerleaders who need a place as the college is unable to house them,

and another: my uncle and his wife are here and use motorscooters and need ada accessible rooms, they are 20 minutes away so if you can call us asap!

 

 

20 unsupervised college cheerleaders!    Awesome!

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Here is another new thing from today, you all may have this all the time, we don't.

    a couple both put their cloth napkins on top of their dirty plates when finished. We NEVER have that happen, ever. It is always left on the table near the place setting. Sometimes on the floor from their lap when they get up, a few have left them hanging on the chairs, wherever. 

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Jon's Quote of the Day.... "The chances a guest will leave their napkin in their plate is proportionately related to the chances you served something with a sauce or syrup."

It always happens when there is maple syrup or a chocolate sauce. People are disgusting at times!

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or berries

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Unfortunately I get both yours and Maddie's often. Mother Murphy takes care of the berry stains. The other, I just cringe & pick up ALL napkins from edges for that reason.

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Yeah, that's wrong and dang hard to get them clean. Please just leave them on the table next to the plate. And don't blow your nose into them! That's why there's a box of tissues on the sideboard.

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Yeah, that's wrong and dang hard to get them clean. Please just leave them on the table next to the plate. And don't blow your nose into them! That's why there's a box of tissues on the sideboard.

Oh...gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagrossssssssss!  I've seen a nose wipe before, but never a blow.  I would not be able to keep my face from making that "oh, you pig" face. Nope, couldn't do it.

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Yeah, that's wrong and dang hard to get them clean. Please just leave them on the table next to the plate. And don't blow your nose into them! That's why there's a box of tissues on the sideboard.

Oh...gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagrossssssssss!  I've seen a nose wipe before, but never a blow.  I would not be able to keep my face from making that "oh, you pig" face. Nope, couldn't do it.

I've had to walk away.

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I can see where that would gross you out.  There were advantages to being a nurse when I was an innkeeper...takes a lot to gross me out.  Eye-wink

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I can see where that would gross you out.  There were advantages to being a nurse when I was an innkeeper...takes a lot to gross me out.  Eye-wink

I bought pork chops the other day at the farmers market. The farmer handed me a photo album to show me the pigs in the field, happily enjoying their little blameless lives and I stopped her.

Asked her if she wanted to turn me into a vegetarian.

Told her I was one of those people who prefer to think their food comes from the grocery store.

I seriously got squeamish when she gave me the book.

Anyway, the pork chops were excellent but, no, I don't want to see them alive. That was gross.

 

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She probably had photos of the butchering process too I am thinking Sad  Sorry TMI for me. Just sell me the meat too.

Last Thanksgiving I got a local turkey and all I could think of was all those overflowing turkey trucks going down our road on the way to market Sad  

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I bought pork chops the other day at the farmers market. The farmer handed me a photo album to show me the pigs in the field, happily enjoying their little blameless lives and I stopped her.

 

That is bizarre.  Who does this?  I wouldn't want to see it either! 

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I bought pork chops the other day at the farmers market. The farmer handed me a photo album to show me the pigs in the field, happily enjoying their little blameless lives and I stopped her.

 

That is bizarre.  Who does this?  I wouldn't want to see it either! 

Haven't you seen the show where they need proof the chickens lived a good clean life before dying? Not the MONTY Python version but Portlandia. Here ya go!

"His name was Colin"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8SjkDq2ZwI

 

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She said they have a good, happy life and then one really bad day.

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Madeleine wrote:

She said they have a good, happy life and then one really bad day.

Yeah I bet, watch out for that bad day it'll kill ya!

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HA! That's the city girl coming out in you again. wink

I have no problem seeing the animals, but I don't want to name them and consider them as pets and then eat them!

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For this farm girl it is all in the food chain. We had out favorites but it is facts of life on a farm. 

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Actually, I have seen that happen on occasion.Seems to me I read that somewhere like from Miss Manners??? but this one says NO

I think laying it to the side of the plate is most common if you are done.

 

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I have to say that dh disagrees. He thinks this is no different than 2 guests taking loudly to each other at the table and ignoring the fact that others might not want to be a part of the conversation.

Next time someone is on the phone I'll let him try to get their order...

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for us our main business is single business travellers - they tend to read the paper while eating breakfast.

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Joey Camb wrote:

for us our main business is single business travellers - they tend to read the paper while eating breakfast.

Hey nothing wrong with that.

BTW this couple said to me today "We are sorry we didn't have a chance to talk yesterday..." Not sorry for the speaker phone at the table.

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Something new part 2

Twice something new in one day, wow

Checked them in and she said "Oh good there are towels, are there sheets on the bed too?" 

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My face must have had the look, she then said "We didn't know if we had to bring our own"

 

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I'm wondering if she actually brought her own or was unsure and then didn't bring her own.  Either way...  *smh*

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Something new part 2

Twice something new in one day, wow

Checked them in and she said "Oh good there are towels, are there sheets on the bed too?" 

angel

My face must have had the look, she then said "We didn't know if we had to bring our own"

 

I had one do this last weekend and later she said she loves to stay at B&B's.  ??????

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Sounds to me some one that is used to Hostels. traveling Europe many hostels have you bring your sheets or they will rent you some for the night. Some North Americans hostel are like that too.

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Holy cow! Where do you find them???

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Holy cow! Where do you find them???

They also said "What time do you want to know when we want breakfast delivered?" huh? I asked if they had ordered it on the reservation. No. We were going to decide when we got here.  I said "I have limited man power 'me' so you have to tell us in advance, sorry"

I my have been able to manage it, but it is upstairs and not easy to deliver vs the cottage. The cottage has one Sunday a.m.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

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Holy cow! Where do you find them???

They also said "What time do you want to know when we want breakfast delivered?" huh? I asked if they had ordered it on the reservation. No. We were going to decide when we got here.  I said "I have limited man power 'me' so you have to tell us in advance, sorry"

I my have been able to manage it, but it is upstairs and not easy to deliver vs the cottage. The cottage has one Sunday a.m.

The same people who thought they had to bring sheets and towels expect you to deliver breakfast? What rock did they crawl out from under?

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

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Holy cow! Where do you find them???

They also said "What time do you want to know when we want breakfast delivered?" huh? I asked if they had ordered it on the reservation. No. We were going to decide when we got here.  I said "I have limited man power 'me' so you have to tell us in advance, sorry"

I my have been able to manage it, but it is upstairs and not easy to deliver vs the cottage. The cottage has one Sunday a.m.

The same people who thought they had to bring sheets and towels expect you to deliver breakfast? What rock did they crawl out from under?

Oh yeah I had not thought of that! That is even weirder!

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Interesting check in yesterday. A couple of sisters who planned this trip for years. The sis who has been to the states before and was going to be the designated driver broke her leg right before the trip.

They had breakfast in the room. She could not get up the stairs to get in the house.

They've been managing quite well with the exception of taxis. Drivers don't want to lift the wheelchair into the taxi and don't want/are not allowed to let her sit up front. She can't bend her knee.

Other sister has been hauling suitcases and wheelchair and crutches every place they've stayed on their FOUR WEEK trip!

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I had one ask what time I wanted them here. I had to ask... Want you here for what?

This is before I checked them in or had a chance to do much except open the door!

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I've had this happen and it's so rude.  But the worst was when a guest finished her breakfast and then setup her iPad and watched the movie Footloose very loudly while others were eating.  I couldn't believe the gall - it was her last day with us so I didn't say anything but I wanted to smack her with the iPad.  The world is full of inconsiderate people and unfortunately they do eat at B&Bs.

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We have lots of guests playing on their phone waiting for breakfast. Most take the calls outside.

When I bring the main over I say, 'OK, kids, put the toys away it's time to eat.'

I hate having to tell people to get off the phone or take it outside. A lot of them walk into the living room where now 5 rooms can hear them chatting. Because they don't whisper!

I dread when someone's phone rings.

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I'm not big into telling adults how to behave.  And I hate confrontation.   But when one guest is on a  phone in public and other guests are annoyed or disturbed, I guess it's my job to say something.

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I'm not big into telling adults how to behave.  And I hate confrontation.   But when one guest is on a  phone in public and other guests are annoyed or disturbed, I guess it's my job to say something.

That's true of many instances. I have a bad review on ta because I went up to someones bedroom and told them to be quiet at 23:45.

I know how you feel but it has to be done for the sake of other guests.

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Most people don't even need a speaker phone they have their volume turned up so high. My husband is a perfect example. I can hear both sides of his conversation from the kitchen to the living room!!! Thankfully he doesn't get many calls Smiling

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Most people don't even need a speaker phone they have their volume turned up so high. My husband is a perfect example. I can hear both sides of his conversation from the kitchen to the living room!!! Thankfully he doesn't get many calls Smiling

Yes I hear ya! haha

No they had it in the middle of the table and were both chatting. So much for extra bacon on their plate today. NO BACON FOR YOU!

"Bacon spite" Def: When you eat the extra bacon you cooked for guests because they were on speaker phone at the dining table.

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Most people don't even need a speaker phone they have their volume turned up so high. My husband is a perfect example. I can hear both sides of his conversation from the kitchen to the living room!!! Thankfully he doesn't get many calls Smiling

Yes I hear ya! haha

No they had it in the middle of the table and were both chatting. So much for extra bacon on their plate today. NO BACON FOR YOU!

"Bacon spite" Def: When you eat the extra bacon you cooked for guests because they were on speaker phone at the dining table.

That'll teach 'em!!!   LOL

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I actually told someone to move to another room when she was on speaker phone.   She was nice about it.  But you never know.  

Speaker phones are not for public places.  And phones in general should not be at the meal table. 

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I had a couple that got on their phones as soon as they were at the table. They were texting all the way through the breakfast. Did not say a word to each other.  DH waited till next day to see if this happen again sure enough it did. So being real sweet he said some thing to them . The next 4 days there were no telephone's at the table till after breakfast. Did they talk to each other yes a bit.

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