My weirdest phone call yet - in 10 years of innkeeping

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Hello, ____ ____ Bed and Breakfast.
Hi! do you rent jet skis?
Excuse me?
Do you rent out jet skis?
Ma 'am, I'm sorry, but do you know there isn't any place to use a jet ski here in ___________?
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Some of you know this, but for those of you who don't, our b&b is in the desert southwest, and the nearest lake is pretty far away.
 

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She must have thought the last earthquake brought the ocean to you. We even had a couple of little quakes here in the last couplr months - south of mr thank goodness!
 

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At least we had snow when people were calling here to rent snowshoes. You're right, tho, you got a live one there!
 

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Weirder than "Is the property fenced as we plan to sunbathe in the nude?"
 

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Surely they dialed the wrong number. Was it your 800 one?
 

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Weirder than the "amatuer magician" who asked if I would tie him up so he could practice his escape trick?
 

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Weirder than the "amatuer magician" who asked if I would tie him up so he could practice his escape trick?.
gillumhouse said:
Weirder than the "amatuer magician" who asked if I would tie him up so he could practice his escape trick?
"No, but I'll tie HER up. Are gags allowed?" ;)
PITA solution right there. "We have an artist staying with us. Wouldn't you LOVE to help him out with his craft? Oh, be a the dear that I know you are! It's kinda like . . . posing. He'll be down . . . soon (after he checks in)."
 

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Considering we have no pool, no hot tub, weirder than nude is the sun bathing part, period. Similar to the jet ski rentals in the desert.
Jet skis in the desert is like "welcome to fantasy island"
 

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Maybe they were already seeing the mirage before even getting to the desert?
 

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how bout: Can my band come in and use shower and rooms? We'll pay for one nights stay?
Yea, sure ya bet cha...NO! bands and lolts of people equal...TROUBLE.
 

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how bout: Can my band come in and use shower and rooms? We'll pay for one nights stay?
Yea, sure ya bet cha...NO! bands and lolts of people equal...TROUBLE..
Mind you we had two people from a band he had his head shaved and dressed all in black she was tattoed all over and enough metal in her face to have trouble in an air port. My mum nearly had heart failure checking them in (she doesn't think people with piercings should be allowed in customer facing positions) They were completely quiet and softly spoken discussed local history with my dad and were vegetarians so it doesn't do to assume trouble but sometimes you can just smell it. (I would say that I am tatooed and pierced myself so am a bit biased)
 

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how bout: Can my band come in and use shower and rooms? We'll pay for one nights stay?
Yea, sure ya bet cha...NO! bands and lolts of people equal...TROUBLE..
Well, don't think I'd let them use the showers. No one gets to use the facilities who is not staying overnight.
But I have to say that my experience with bands is quite good, whatever their unconventional appearance.
The only problem is making sure they have their own entrance door for coming in late at night. But even then, the bands I've hosted have literally tiptoed in when coming home.
Despite the legends of rockstars trashing the place, bands are, in my experience, quite good guests.
 

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Ha Ha...my weirdest was at one of my very first hotel jobs. Hotel tower overlooks a small bay of Lake Michigan. Guest asked me if the upper level rooms are best for whale watching....
 

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Ha Ha...my weirdest was at one of my very first hotel jobs. Hotel tower overlooks a small bay of Lake Michigan. Guest asked me if the upper level rooms are best for whale watching.....
LOL Those lake whales are really an endangered species!
 

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Ha Ha...my weirdest was at one of my very first hotel jobs. Hotel tower overlooks a small bay of Lake Michigan. Guest asked me if the upper level rooms are best for whale watching.....
Oh that is just great.
 

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Answering machine message.
"Hello I am on your website and it says that there is only a two night minimum on holiday or event weekends, or October. I tried to book a room for this weekend for one night and a message came up in red saying there is a two night minimum! I only want one night this weekend"
We call them back "This weekend is labor day weekend, it is a holiday weekend."
He says "Well I only want one night, I don't want an event weekend."
 

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Answering machine message.
"Hello I am on your website and it says that there is only a two night minimum on holiday or event weekends, or October. I tried to book a room for this weekend for one night and a message came up in red saying there is a two night minimum! I only want one night this weekend"
We call them back "This weekend is labor day weekend, it is a holiday weekend."
He says "Well I only want one night, I don't want an event weekend."
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CAN YOU SAY DUH???
 
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