Keep It Or Rip It Out?

INNspiring.com | Innkeeper Forum & Innkeeping Resources

Help Support INNspiring.com | Innkeeper Forum & Innkeeping Resources:

Breakfast Diva

Well-known member
Joined
May 26, 2009
Messages
5,909
Reaction score
25
An older couple just checked out. They stayed on a gift certificate, were very happy and left a $20 tip. As we always do, we went to the room journal to see if they wrote anything.
Here's what they wrote....my question is, should I leave it or rip it out? We get some very religious/spiritual guests and also a lot of younger/sheltered ones.
(Sometime after Sept 9, 2012) - About 2:30-3am I was woke up by a dramatic thunder and lightening storm. During one of the flashes I saw a man standing on our patio. He was about 23-30 years old, 6' tall and dressed all in black. He was looking back at me with a slight but erie smile. He was holding an axe with both hands at chest level. I was concerned but on the next flash of lightening he was gone. In the morning I went out to the patio and on top of the patio table was the bloddy head of a freshly killed cow. Further out in the yard, near the hammock, I found a bloody axe. For breakfast we had a unique meal of scrambled brains, liver , heart and tongue. Somehow it all fit! Farewell and sleep tight!
Aaron
(for safety)
 

Generic

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
7,544
Reaction score
57
RIP it out. That would freak the hell out of me if I read it in the journal.
 

OnTheShore

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
1,276
Reaction score
5
Is your journal one of those "add to the storyline" journals?
 

Baygirl

Well-known member
Joined
May 26, 2009
Messages
268
Reaction score
0
Tear it out.... Future guests don't need to read that.
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,743
Reaction score
0
NO WAY! I just got goose bumps reading that HERE ON THE FORUM!
I would want to change rooms if I read that, so that is my vote.
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,743
Reaction score
0
But hey it is a story worth sharing. Another story. For all the pita batons, we need a "odd guest story" baton too!
 

Madeleine

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 29, 2011
Messages
7,990
Reaction score
0
A couple of options...tear it out, it is too weird.
If you could figure out a way to make it funny by adding something of your own, that might work.
Naw. It's too weird. Take it out.
 

gillumhouse

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
15,661
Reaction score
305
I would also take it out - what a jackass thing to say.
 

Madeleine

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 29, 2011
Messages
7,990
Reaction score
0
Which now means I have to go read all the room journals.
 

seashanty

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jun 2, 2008
Messages
5,721
Reaction score
50
I would leave it in!
and i would put a comment underneath ( in a dark, colored pen) about how creative the previous guestwriters were .... with a ps that we never serve brains, liver, heart or tongue!

see, when you put a book in a room for guests to write in ... you never know what they are going to say.
 

Breakfast Diva

Well-known member
Joined
May 26, 2009
Messages
5,909
Reaction score
25
Thanks for your input. I wanted to rip it out and DH wanted to leave it in. I'm going to rip it out. Too weird, don't want to put any ideas into guests heads and since we're located in a rural area, some city slickers are a little unnerved anyway with the isolation and quiet, so out it goes!
Unfortunately, the guy started on a page where guests wrote some lovely sentiments. I may just rewrite their entry myself on a clean page.
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,743
Reaction score
0
Thanks for your input. I wanted to rip it out and DH wanted to leave it in. I'm going to rip it out. Too weird, don't want to put any ideas into guests heads and since we're located in a rural area, some city slickers are a little unnerved anyway with the isolation and quiet, so out it goes!
Unfortunately, the guy started on a page where guests wrote some lovely sentiments. I may just rewrite their entry myself on a clean page..
Breakfast Diva said:
Thanks for your input. I wanted to rip it out and DH wanted to leave it in. I'm going to rip it out. Too weird, don't want to put any ideas into guests heads and since we're located in a rural area, some city slickers are a little unnerved anyway with the isolation and quiet, so out it goes!
Unfortunately, the guy started on a page where guests wrote some lovely sentiments. I may just rewrite their entry myself on a clean page.
Why go to all that trouble, just put a big BLOOD SPLAT on the page...
(Sorry but ya know in rural areas there is an issue with "the occult" out in the woods...I went with the sheriff's dept in San Diego County once...I won't go into details. But that is the first thing I thought of when I read that!)
 

Arks

Well-known member
Joined
May 22, 2010
Messages
6,184
Reaction score
214
Glad you're getting rid of it. It belongs in a library, not in a guest room where a lot of people just won't get it. Not sure I get it.
Also, that room now needs an exorcism. ;-)
 

Copperhead

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 24, 2008
Messages
5,968
Reaction score
0
Now if only that were dated Oct. 31, then it would be fine to leave it in.... a good laugh.
 

seashanty

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jun 2, 2008
Messages
5,721
Reaction score
50
oh, too bad ... i think it's pretty neat. creepy, weird, yes ... but that is me!
since you're going to take it out, why not copy the page (front and back?) and then edit out ... scan it or whatever ... white out that section ... and then put the comments that you like back in the book.
good reason to have a loose leaf binder.
i would save the original ... give it to the one who wants to keep it.
 

Samster

Well-known member
Joined
May 30, 2008
Messages
6,475
Reaction score
14
Location
South Carolina
It's just too weird. I think most guests would be freaked out or something. Whether it was tongue in cheek or not, it's just too odd for other folks to find. Take it out!
 
Top