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When talking with guest about Covid 19 I am finding it to be more controversial than religion and politics combined. Sadly the phrase we are all in this together does not seem to be ringing true in everyone's option. I am going to try leaving it out of conversation for that reason and to have a place to talk about other things in life.
The issue now is guest on either sides of the fence and how they are seeing each other act. I had one guest that apparently was not being aware and others were watching him. I have an open kitchen concept so guest are able ( might not be anymore ) to come into the kitchen. He blew his nose then proceeded to go into the kitchen to use microwave to heat up his coffee. I was out of the area and didnt see this. Oh but did I hear about it from the guest witnessing it. I agreed with them that he obviously was clueless and then immediately went into the kitchen to clean the microwave door.
I dont want to have to post signs and I should not have to explain to people the need to wash their hands. These are adults not children.
 

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Post the signs. We have signs everywhere and we needed to submit our policies to the local board of health in order to reopen. I would be livid if I sa someone blow his nose in the common areas of the inn! At all! On the front door it says, ‘ Masks required.’ On the doorbell it says, ‘sanitize your hands first, then ring bell.’ On the coffee machine, ‘sanitize hands before using this machine.’
The sanitizer is there. We will provide masks to anyone who doesn’t bring his own and they are required in the common areas. We put coffee pots in all the rooms so people don’t have to use the common machine.
This isn’t something that happens to,other people. It’s a lung disease and I don’t want it!
 

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What people who aren't willing to follow the rules keep forgetting is that a private business can set its own rules and choose to exclude people who don't follow them. Requiring a mask is the same as saying "no shirt, no shoes, no service." Don't want your "freedom impinged?" Great. You're free to stay somewhere else. And I'm free to turn you away.
One of our PO's from the far past used to add an "AH Tax" to guests' bills in the 1990s. You can guess what AH stood for.
 

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What people who aren't willing to follow the rules keep forgetting is that a private business can set its own rules and choose to exclude people who don't follow them. Requiring a mask is the same as saying "no shirt, no shoes, no service." Don't want your "freedom impinged?" Great. You're free to stay somewhere else. And I'm free to turn you away.
One of our PO's from the far past used to add an "AH Tax" to guests' bills in the 1990s. You can guess what AH stood for..
PhineasSwann said:
Requiring a mask is the same as saying "no shirt, no shoes, no service."
I think an even better analogy is that most states and countries forbid smoking inside pretty much any business or public building, basically saying I should not have to breathe your exhaled smoke. Well, likewise, I should not have to breathe your COVID-19 breath, which you might have and not know it!
 

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Gomez and I are having this ‘they’re adults’ conversation. We are required to have signage on the door. I’ve set up a webpage telling our new, CDC-required policies.
i finished it up with a personal request saying whether you believe in any of this or think the whole thing is a hoax, this is what we are doing. We’ll be happy to find you other accommodations if you can’t do these things. This is not the hill you want to die on. (Actually, Gomez made me take that last bit out.)
 

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Wow! Close the kitchen. No way we let guests in the kitchen, even before COVID, they were all filthy, infectious, ... get a microwave for the guest area.
 

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Back to the controversy. I’m having to explain to guests what the state requirements are. Some guests are ok with it, but some are arguing with me pretty strenuously that everything my state is doing is ridiculous.
(Today’s arguer told me he’s too old to worry and he’s going to Georgia this weekend where they have no regulations. And he’s going to continue to go to states with no regulations and he hopes we’re still open next year so he can come back again when we get over ourselves.)
My guess is the regulations are not going to last. In the past week I’ve watched our seniors walk thru town with nary a mask in sight (on the students or the crowd lined up to watch). OTOH, almost 100% of the protesters had on a mask the previous day.
There are hundreds of out of state cars on the road and I sincerely doubt their accommodations have required them to be tested.
Every time we’ve gone out to eat no one (staff or customers) has had a mask. (Altho, around town I see waitstaff wearing them, just not out at the shore.)
Stores are getting push back from customers refusing to wear a mask or wait outside until someone else leaves the store.
 

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Back to the controversy. I’m having to explain to guests what the state requirements are. Some guests are ok with it, but some are arguing with me pretty strenuously that everything my state is doing is ridiculous.
(Today’s arguer told me he’s too old to worry and he’s going to Georgia this weekend where they have no regulations. And he’s going to continue to go to states with no regulations and he hopes we’re still open next year so he can come back again when we get over ourselves.)
My guess is the regulations are not going to last. In the past week I’ve watched our seniors walk thru town with nary a mask in sight (on the students or the crowd lined up to watch). OTOH, almost 100% of the protesters had on a mask the previous day.
There are hundreds of out of state cars on the road and I sincerely doubt their accommodations have required them to be tested.
Every time we’ve gone out to eat no one (staff or customers) has had a mask. (Altho, around town I see waitstaff wearing them, just not out at the shore.)
Stores are getting push back from customers refusing to wear a mask or wait outside until someone else leaves the store..
Morticia said:
...some are arguing with me pretty strenuously that everything my state is doing is ridiculous.
One of our local restaurants pleads daily on their FB page, asking people to stop complaining to the wait staff about having to wear a mask when they enter the restaurant, saying, "we don't make the rules but we can't afford the fine if we don't follow the rules."

90% seem sympathetic to their pleas, but the vocal 10% make life miserable for everyone.
 

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Back to the controversy. I’m having to explain to guests what the state requirements are. Some guests are ok with it, but some are arguing with me pretty strenuously that everything my state is doing is ridiculous.
(Today’s arguer told me he’s too old to worry and he’s going to Georgia this weekend where they have no regulations. And he’s going to continue to go to states with no regulations and he hopes we’re still open next year so he can come back again when we get over ourselves.)
My guess is the regulations are not going to last. In the past week I’ve watched our seniors walk thru town with nary a mask in sight (on the students or the crowd lined up to watch). OTOH, almost 100% of the protesters had on a mask the previous day.
There are hundreds of out of state cars on the road and I sincerely doubt their accommodations have required them to be tested.
Every time we’ve gone out to eat no one (staff or customers) has had a mask. (Altho, around town I see waitstaff wearing them, just not out at the shore.)
Stores are getting push back from customers refusing to wear a mask or wait outside until someone else leaves the store..
Morticia said:
...some are arguing with me pretty strenuously that everything my state is doing is ridiculous.
One of our local restaurants pleads daily on their FB page, asking people to stop complaining to the wait staff about having to wear a mask when they enter the restaurant, saying, "we don't make the rules but we can't afford the fine if we don't follow the rules."

90% seem sympathetic to their pleas, but the vocal 10% make life miserable for everyone.
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Maybe as a result of the pandemic, maybe because it's the 7-year-ownership-itch, but I have little tolerance for such things.
You don't like the rate? You don't have to stay.
You don't like our rules? GTFO.
 

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NC Innkeeper said:
I have an open kitchen concept so guest are able ( might not be anymore ) to come into the kitchen. He blew his nose then proceeded to go into the kitchen to use microwave to heat up his coffee. I was out of the area and didnt see this. Oh but did I hear about it from the guest witnessing it. I agreed with them that he obviously was clueless and then immediately went into the kitchen to clean the microwave door.
I know not everyone can do this, but I have never been so glad to have a kitchen door that closes and locks. Sorry you have to use the eyes in back of your head!
 

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What people who aren't willing to follow the rules keep forgetting is that a private business can set its own rules and choose to exclude people who don't follow them. Requiring a mask is the same as saying "no shirt, no shoes, no service." Don't want your "freedom impinged?" Great. You're free to stay somewhere else. And I'm free to turn you away.
One of our PO's from the far past used to add an "AH Tax" to guests' bills in the 1990s. You can guess what AH stood for..
PhineasSwann said:
I needed that laugh!
 
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