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  1. Morticia

    Hotels moving away from daily cleanings...

    I had a guest peering around the door at me at noon, exactly eye level with the check out sign on his side of the door, telling me he had no idea check out was at 11. 🙄
  2. Morticia

    Hotels moving away from daily cleanings...

    We told them at check in and again at breakfast, it was also on the website when you made a reservation. ‘For your protection and ours, we will not be going in your room to clean. If you need anything, just ask.’
  3. Morticia

    Another diet story

    I get that. I didn’t want to know someone’s trials and tribulations, but you can’t keep throwing issues at us in the morning and expecting we can pivot.
  4. Morticia

    Another diet story

    We used to get so many of those I had to really sit the guest down and say, ‘exactly what is it you can’t eat?’
  5. Morticia

    Hotels moving away from daily cleanings...

    I was more concerned about my health than a few stained carpets or sheets! The tough part was we had relatively no work for our housekeeper. We kept encouraging him to go on unemployment, but you have to show you made a minimum amount the previous year and he just didn’t have the hours being PT...
  6. Morticia

    Hotels moving away from daily cleanings...

    They figured out last year how much money they saved!
  7. Morticia

    What would you have done?

    We had a mother who tried ordering for her kid because the kid wouldn’t eat whatever it was we were serving. ‘Oh, just make waffles for her.’ No waffle maker. ‘Then just a donut.’ No donuts. ‘How about a bagel? You must have a bagel! English muffin? What is this place?’ My home, not a...
  8. Morticia

    What would you have done?

    Our alternate to someone not wanting the ‘bread option’ was scrambled eggs. If we heard, ‘I don’t like scrambled eggs,’ it was always an apology, ‘sorry, that’s all Gomez knows how to make.’ It’s not a diner, people.
  9. Morticia

    Message from Copperhead

    We had a gas line installed about 7 years ago. It took the drill about an hour to go one foot—solid granite. Definitely would not be getting underground electric lines! Even tho everything else is underground the electric utility won’t pay for that drill.
  10. Morticia

    What would you have done?

    I’ve actually had to tell guests we were not planning on making individual servings of eggs so we used them all in the French toast batter. The biggest problem with doing this is suddenly no one wants what you’ve prepared, they all want what they want.
  11. Morticia

    Pet Policy

    Sorry, we are unable to accommodate pets of any kind. No reason why, just you can’t. As soon as you start explaining why not, you get a million reasons why your policy is wrong. You don’t have to mention service animals, their people know they are not pets.
  12. Morticia

    There’s nothing to eat!

    We always found that to be the case with a group. They would spread their snacks and drinks all over the breakfast counter and leave the glasses and plates in the living room. We’d clean before going to bed and again before breakfast.
  13. Morticia

    There’s nothing to eat!

    Are they the only guests? If yes, let them sulk.
  14. Morticia

    What are your marketing efforts worth?

    If someone shows up with a broker in tow, they will want the sale broken out by business and real estate. There are tax implications.
  15. Morticia

    What are your marketing efforts worth?

    I think your marketing efforts show up in revenue. If your marketing is good, your can command a higher price because your revenue will be better.
  16. Morticia

    There’s nothing to eat!

    I have sympathy for the teen. It always happened when I went grocery shopping. The fridge would be full, the cupboards restocked, and it took two days before the kids could ‘see’ the food. ‘There’s nothing to eat,’ was a common refrain until the little light went on in their teen brains. (That...
  17. Morticia

    Anti-Vax Guests

    I’m vaccinated. I’m still not going to travel to places where the vaccination rate is abysmal and people don’t take it seriously until they’re on a ventilator. It’s not stupid to be cautious when the virus continues to present new versions of itself. Vaccinated people are still getting sick...
  18. Morticia

    Sold EZPZ

    Best wishes! We’ve been retired for two months. Haven’t had a chance to enjoy it because we have been trying to find a place to live, but we’re closing on a house this week. Looking forward to just living for awhile.
  19. Morticia

    We’re ‘those people’

    I did that. Opened the doors. Now I’m being buzzed. Ugh.
  20. Morticia

    We’re ‘those people’

    We’ve been enjoying the cooler weather here up until last night. We’ve had the windows open and, during the day when no one else is here, we’ve left the door to our room open, too. Last night it got humid and stifling so Gomez turned on the A/C. When I went to bed, I first checked the door was...
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