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YellowSocks

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#2 People don't read
#7 When you (or your house) are the least presentable, pop-ins appear at your door, or in your house if you left the door unlocked
OK, everyone add, and I'll collect them together....
=)
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The guests who MUST have the early (noon time) check-in don't arrive until after check-in is over and done and you've gone to bed.
 

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Potential guests on the phone who tell you on the phone how "easy" they are, rarely are.
 

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The phone never rings until you have your hands gloved up and your head stuck in cleaning a toilet bowl.
 

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If you have a full house - check ins usually arrive via the bufyy bus. Meaning, as you are upstairs answering the same old questions the next room is at the door ring ring ring and getting irritated that you aren't there immediately to let them in.
(Another reason to have a keyless pad on the door - they let themselves in and you don't even know who they are or where they came from).
 

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The second you put the fork to your mouth to eat - and rather late as the early check in still is not in, they show up.
 

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Dear friends you haven't seen in 15 years will have one night they can stop and visit on their way across country... the night you open for your first paying guests.
 

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If you call a reporter to do an article on your grand opening she will be inexperienced, use poor grammar, and put your address on the wrong street.
 

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If your check ins are scheduled for 1 and 8:30 they will actually show up at 7 and 9:30.
 

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If you get up at 4:45, and go balls-to-the-wall all day, and have your last check in at 9:15 p.m., your dh will want to go out for dinner afterward. When you finally crash exhausted into bed at 10:45 he will apologize for you having had such a long day.... and then want to keep you awake a little longer.
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Everyone wants to book the same weekend. You could fill a hundred rooms - on that same weekend.
 

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If you have a room opening for three nights, the first reservation to come in will take the middle night [O X O] cursing you with the potential of three 1-nighters
 

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If you have one room left for any weekend the first caller will book 1 night, the next 10 callers want 3 nights. And the first caller will cancel 2 days before arrival and then everyone else will have already booked.
 

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During your off season you find a small window of opportunity to take a vacation since business is so slow. Soon as you finish booking your trip, it appears that THAT week is THE week everyone wants to book.
 

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When you finally take that vacation.....While you're on vacation during your slowest season (and the phone hasn't been ringing at all), you'll get a bunch of phone calls for rooms for the nights that you're on vacation.
 

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