You will totally relate to this!

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I stayed at a little inn this past weekend for one night. 

It was lovely.

Blueberry muffins stacked on a cake plate with one of those clear domed covers and self serve coffee and tea on the side board at checkin.  The innkeeper told me to be sure to come right back down and help myself.  YUMM

I brought my bag to my room, towel dried my hair (it was raining like crazy which is why I stayed) and went back down to get a muffin and tea.  As I headed to the stairs, I saw a woman going into another guest room with the entire plate of muffins and my eyes bugged out of my head.  Scurried down to the side board and ... gone!  Lovely old innkeeping guy came out of his kitchen and said 'Did she take all those muffins?'  I just stood there open-mouthed (I hope not drooling) but almost crying and nodded.  He grabbed two small plates, went right up the stairs and knocked on her door. When she answered he went right past her and came back down with the plate of muffins.  He told me he said 'I suppose you didn't see these little plates' and left two muffins, one on each plate. 

What a guy! 

What a selfish princess! Taking a dozen muffins, serving plate and all. 

They were great muffins.  (I ate two ... naughty, I know. But with his urging)

 

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So now I am all paranoid as I only made enough check in refreshments for today's check in. I never have a problem with this, but Mother Murphy's Law of Innkeeping says today is the day. doh!

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Ha ha, That is crazy! Do people like this have friends? How on earth do they get to this point?

 

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jb, are you kidding??!  that's just crazy. 

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seashanty wrote:

jb, are you kidding??!  that's just crazy. 

She was old.

I think it is a hard habit to break when you grew up in the depression in a large family (that is what I put it toward anyway). But she never ate it of course, it just got tossed. Day after day it would end up in the bin. 

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Like the lady who kept taking them and hiding them behind the chair cushion in her room this year. 

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That's one of the reasons that I plated the afternoon treats and left them in the rooms.  Guests comments seemed to like that also as they didn't have to come back to the dining room to get their treats.  (We had two houses and there were multiple guest fridges and coffee/tea opportunities.)

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Samster wrote:

That's one of the reasons that I plated the afternoon treats and left them in the rooms.  Guests comments seemed to like that also as they didn't have to come back...

Also some people are so germ phobic that they won't take a muffin from a community plate they find sitting out, for fear someone else has already handled them all, or worse.

Of course, that problem belongs to the phobic person, not everyone else, but it still will keep them from enjoying the treat the way they would if it's delivered to them personally.

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So quick to respond with a great line!

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LOL I love the cover story! "I suppose you didn't see these little plates."

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 yikes! i would hate it if he thought it was me!  i don't know how many people were in her room, but why on earth would she take the whole dozen? binge eater? seriously, they were lovely muffins and i was stuffed after eating two.

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I'm glad you went back down to let the innkeeper know where the muffins went! You know how we feel when someone does this!

And, what an innkeeper!

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Priceless! Good for him! 

It's astounding how many selfish people are out there.

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yes! it was like staying with my grandfather - nice guy but would stand no nonsense!

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Good for him! Well handled! When guests act like children, the innkeeper becomes a parent.

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OMG!  Good for him!  What cajones she had! 

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