Sour Disposition...

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It's mid-August and the work is getting to me. Today all I'm hearing from one set of guests is complaints, that sour disposition that says they are never truly happy. I'm so close to telling them to go to a hotel and leave me the @#$%^&*)_+ alone! They actually came down and asked if the room next to them was available (I'm sold out). Told them how to arrange luggage, suggested storing luggage, nope. Easier to covet someone else's reserved room.

Yes, you reserved the smallest room in the house. I didn't assign you to the room. I didn't make the reservation for you. Yes, it's small. But are you making the best of it, taking out the items you need and storing your luggage or are you letting the fact that you packed too much ruin the room? That's right, take a few items out of your suitcase, put your suitcase away.... incredible, there's room! No, instead you need to have you too-large for even a single vacation suitcase rule you life. Seriously? Has no one ever heard of laundry? You really need to cart around a suitcase that is so heavy you have to have someone else carry it for you? 

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Much better this morning... see how much better things are when you sleep and don't exaggerate things!

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Jon Sable wrote:

Much better this morning... see how much better things are when you sleep and don't exaggerate things!

Ha! I thought you meant you!

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Nope, definitely the guest with the bad 'tude. But they were fine this morning. And the room, while it isn't spacious wasn't even crowded. I've seen guests make it un-liveable.

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Altho I'm 2 glasses of wine in and I finished another chapter in my book, this peeved me:

Guest is 4 hours later than they said they would be yesterday when they called. They are 1 hour past check in time.

JUST called to say they were running late but it didn't seem that was a problem because someone was still at the front desk.

That would be me because I answered the phone. In my house. NOT 'at the front desk.'

5 more days...

Oh, and I was just about to place a courtesy call to them to let them know how to get in. Now, I'll just get dh on the job...

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Madeleine wrote:

Altho I'm 2 glasses of wine in...

Innkeep does a great Statue of Liberty imitation after 3.

Someone (Beachie?) was suggesting martinis earlier today. I second that. You won't be peeved then. Guaranteed.

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I've seen that photo!

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blush

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We have a deadbolt lock on the hall bathroom and I have the only keys - no one can ever walk in if the lock is used. Plus we have an expensive occupied sign for that bathroom - there is a business card (thought it was appropriate) on a string that is to be tossed over the door when occupied.

Oddly enough, the door on the private bath REFUSES to close properly from the inside - it takes a bit of butt action on the bedroom side to close it. We have tried repeatedly to get it to close - nope.

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OK, I know. I know. Women just do not get it. It's all explained in this clip, my favorite soliloquy of all time, from the great British series "Coupling".

http://youtu.be/IezFzsZwxwE

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Bathroom door lock? How weird, it's not a family home. Interesting, none of ours do. 

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Ours don't either.

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Right now? 5 days until August vacation. We decided last year we need this. Work solid for 3 months, take time off, come back and do it again for 2 months.

I am much better able to handle this week knowing I am off next week.

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Somebody needs a glass of wine.   Or better, a martini.

I agree and am seeing that this time of year, patience gets a bit shorter.   DH is actively looking forward to November and a break.   August has been crazy!

Yesterday we had a gentleman ring our doorbell to tell us his bathroom door doesn't lock.   Yeah?   No one had ever said anything.   DH went to the store and bought locks and while they were at dinner, he installed one.  

Aren't you a couple?  Do you really need to lock the door?

 

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We do have locks on all the bathrooms. My bathroom has a lock. I don't have to use it after 20 years, but I did use it for awhile. The only private space in the house is the bathroom. Leave me alone! Eye-wink

I do lock the bathroom door when it's just me in the house.

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Madeleine wrote:

I do lock the bathroom door when it's just me in the house.

With good reason!!!  http://youtu.be/qi1f2ADQYzA

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