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I ate their guacamole

All rooms checked out. breakfast multiple seatings, delivery, mad chaos of a full house. wedding guests left their cake, we call them, they come back. then i go into the guest fridge and find more food left behind. I was about to toss it when I opened and saw chocolates, starbucks fraps, tabouli, guac (unopened and still fresh) and more.

I made tacos for lunch and said "oh hey here is guac...it was never opened" I tell DH.

A moment ago the guests returned 6 hours later and banged on the door "Hello?! We left food in the fridge" we are here, back here again after not being here and so i answer the door. I hand them the fraps, the chocolate, less the guacamole. Sorry, I said, this is all I have.

I can imagine the discussion 8 hours drive home about the innkeeper eating their guac. I didn't say I ate it, I only handed them what was left (whatever was opened i did toss, except the chocolate)

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that was the June 29th. We found a rechargable battery in an outlet, they called today for it. Am I to go to the post office and mail it now? My time will be $200 an hour, chargable now.

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Sounds like a fair amount to me!

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We found a really neat hat a few weeks ago. Called them immediately. Never heard a peep.

Found a sweater today, will probably hear from them tomorrow.

Still have the phone charger from a few weeks ago.

Other than the hat, not much good loot this summer.

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I have so many of those stupid Apple chargers that I would likely run a store on ebay selling them!

If they haven't reclaimed something from us in 4 days, it's off to the charity bin. I don't have room to store their stuff.

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Jon Sable wrote:

I have so many of those stupid Apple chargers that I would likely run a store on ebay selling them!

If they haven't reclaimed something from us in 4 days, it's off to the charity bin. I don't have room to store their stuff.

We keep the chargers and give them away to the guests who left theirs at the previous stop.

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A couple months ago, a female left behind a whole drawer of clothes.  Workout clothing, pretty lingerie..high end stuff.  Never called.  I'm thinking someone did not want that returned to their home address because that's NOT where the male half that accompanied her is located Smiling

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I thought of you two days ago.  No one has ever left anything other than what clearly needed to be tossed until just this week.  Still sealed pint of Ben and Jerry's vanilla in the guest apartment fridge freezer.  It is now gone, and not in the trash.

 

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Skamokawa wrote:

"I'm a beneficiary of this soicumstance"

amen!

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Skamokawa wrote:

I thought of you two days ago.  No one has ever left anything other than what clearly needed to be tossed until just this week.  Still sealed pint of Ben and Jerry's vanilla in the guest apartment fridge freezer.  It is now gone, and not in the trash.

 

Jackpot!  yes

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Glad they had good taste in ice cream!

 

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What a great story!  Interesting that they thought their food would be there after checking out...hehehe...

Have had lots of that kind of stuff left behind when folks checked out here because we had all the guest fridges in rooms in the second house. 

Best find was an unopened bottle of top shelf tequila...would have gone well with some guacamole...

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This weekend I had all 4 rooms full of groom's friends and family.  They weren't B&B people, but we managed.  2 rooms traveled with full sized floor fans and ratty old pillows and coverlets.  After the rehearsal dinner they brought back a very large platter of cut up fruit, just left it out on the table (in front of the guest refrigerator) overnight.  When I came in to start breakfast, I put all in a large baggie and put it in the refrig.  I asked the wife what she wanted done with it, she said that her husband was planning to eat it for breakfast??? - I guess that goes along with bringing your own bedding and environmental control.

Needless to say, no one touched the fruit for the rest of the weekend.  As they were checking out, I asked about the fruit.  Oh, we'll take it home and feed it to our chickens.

I must say that the 20 year old sister's pink hair dye did not rub off on the bedding, although I really had my doubts when they arrived.  

Happy that I could help make their weekend comfortable and memorable.  Happier that they're gone and that I have a couple of days to recuperate and wash my bedding smiley

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My sister and fam are over from across the pond. They went to OBX and she and hubby spent the weekend at VA Beach. They just rocked in and I called and they said their favorite Tex Mex place there was gone which reminded me of "my guacamole story."

Just then my brother in law comes down the stairs and says "Oh no! We've left the bag with all the clothes at the hotel at the beach!"   I said "Holy Guacamole!"

I told them that Blackbeard's treasure is still hidden there somewhere, so they may also find their bootie one day (left at the hotel on the beach).

(she called back and said they found it, so no worries) but it was funny. ps we used to grow avocados from seed and pick them from the trees growing up in San Diego, so she knows how much we love guac.

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I am sure they didn't drive all the way for it, they were probably at the lake here and came back by on the way out. Just an fyi. My theory anyway. If they did drive all the way back, that would be worse that I thought! But, stranger things have happened...

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6 hours of gasoline is probably a lot  more expense than a few food items.  Crazy.

I'm even surprised you still had it. 

We consume or toss. 

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When guests leave, any food left is considered fair game. We call it loot. Today we scored a couple of Klondike Bars....

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Harborfields wrote:

When guests leave, any food left is considered fair game. We call it loot. Today we scored a couple of Klondike Bars....

We call them 'guest-overs' and if someone would have left those wonderful items and returned 6 HOURS LATER expecting them to still be there...well.....nope, sorry, we threw them out. 

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Harborfields wrote:

When guests leave, any food left is considered fair game. We call it loot. Today we scored a couple of Klondike Bars....

We call it loot, too!

Dh loves the beer loot!

I don't always remember to clear the fridge and sometimes there are too many stay overs to figure out who the stuff belongs to.

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Yup...gotta love those guests who are headed to the airport. All that microbrew that they didn't drink can't go with them! That's when DH is really happy!

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We didn't even know what room it was from, as mentioned whole house. I said to DH "how did you not see the guest fridge had all this in it when you saw the wedding cake was left?" Seriously, how? 

TMI same couple who put their napkins on their dirty plates when finished and also left every light and fan on in their room at check out (7 lights, not bulbs, lights). Never before have seen that, have seen a couple, but every light? It wasn't dark. Something is in the air tonight...Phil. cool

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I would have kept it an hour or two but after that it would all have been history - one way or anotherwink.

They should have called, not just shown up 6 hrs later and expect it all to still be cold in the fridge. 

Guac!  It would have disappeared the same way, even if I had to make a special trip to the store to get everything else. 

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That's too funny! I would have done the same thing.

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6 HOURS? Come on! That was long enough for everything to have been tossed, flipped, and new people IN!! I don't know if they would have gotten the chocolates. Chocolates? I didn't see no stinkin' chocolates

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Was their last name Murphy?

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Was their last name Murphy?

Hey my sister and fam are here from Ireland watch it! haha I just took the kids to the Y as they said they would be able to get in no problem using their accents. (and they did!) 

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Go on outta that. It's just a wee bit of craic.

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happykeeper wrote:

Go on outta that. It's just a wee bit of craic.

Yes, tis. DH said well it was good thing I wasn't here or I don't know what I'd a done, I said What ask him "Did you really want that guacamole back?" cool

Or as the lying thread states, we could have said we put them in the fridge til they called and lo and behold our daughter ate it all!

And to answer the burning question: she was gluten free, so there were no chips, pita or otherwise. LOL

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I would have done the same thing! Or the stuff would get thrown out. 6 hours later they come back??  WHere were they?? Back home already???  Doesn't make sense to me either.

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The rest of the story was the side door was open as it was just us, and DH had walked past once and rapped on it and I told him to go away. So then next time he did it, well it wasn't him.

And so he just now came back (DH) and I told him the story. It was funnier retelling it to him, since he knew were the guac was, and I was worried the dude was going to ask about it.

I said "Thanks a lot! I totally embarrassed myself"...and DH was back outside again and walked past and knock knock "Hey you got some guacamole?!" very funny. NOT!

I don't have people coming back for leftovers very often. Let that be a lesson to me! Tacos or no tacos.

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Haha - DH funny Smiling 

The lesson here is to eat the chocolates and drink the fraps quicker!  There's no lesson!  Six hours! My heavens. The chocolates might not have even made it downstairs and the fraps?  Hello?  It's Sunday...I'm tired and I need more caffeine.  They wouldn't have made it downstairs either.

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You all are funny . I would of called that tip payoff ummmie. It has only happen here once. They called the next day and asked if we could get the tray of food out of the fridge. I said nope it was thrown out sorry. By the way what the heck was in it? She just laughed and said tonight supper. opps sorry but I throw everything out . It is gone! you knew we had guess coming in after you so every thing is thrown out. Did you know you left a small amount of wine in a bottle too! yep it is gone!!

I still wonder today why they never stopped by to get their food at that time or even phone. But to wait till the next day??? really!

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