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Joey Camb

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Door Bell rings and I am up to answer it in about 60 seconds when I get there, there is a guest who had been sat in the lounge about to let the others in "Oh I better let you do that". They are not in his group, not friends of his complete strangers. Now they are properly booked guests but I want to find a way to make it very plane that you don't let other people into my house! If we were a hotel you wouldn't try and get behind reception and try and check people in. So any suggestions for wording?
Thought "Please keep this door locked at all times and do not let anyone you do not know into the building, this is for your safety and security. During check in times there are always staff present to deal with any customer requirements."
Any other suggestions would be gratefully received. I really want to say "This is not your house don't answer the fricking door!"
 

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"For your safety, this door must remain locked at all times. Please allow hotel staff to answer the doorbell and greet incoming guests. "
 

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That strikes the right note trouble is I am so cross that I know I will order something over to top.
 

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That strikes the right note trouble is I am so cross that I know I will order something over to top..
Get something pleasant put up and then next to it hang the words to the song 'Werewolves of London' (A hairy-handed gent ran amok in Kent and lately he's been overheard in Mayfair.) You can change the words to where you live! ;-)
 

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You should come to a B&B I stayed in a year ago... You would then know how NOT to address this with guests! After he went ON and ON with his rant about not letting anyone tag along behind you etc... you knew you would be in deep trouble if you even got close to the door if it rang.
Actually he did tell us the reason of WHY he rants as someone did come in behind another guest and made off with some things. It was not until morning that they realized they were missing things. I don't recall how he found out about the tag along that didn't belong.
 

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I hear ya, if there is a door that remains locked why in the world would people just open it "Well someone knocked" good for them. haha
I had a gal just check in who grew up in this town and immediately turned the house into someone else's. I said "The house ended right here then" showing her it is TWICE the size since she was a child. With all the work we do here, it always gets my goat when someone who knew someone who lived here way back when takes ownership of it. I don't want to spoil their reminiscing, just don't toss US OUT, who bought it for ten times anyone else paid and renovated so much!
 

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"Please keep door locked at all times. Street people have been known to knock and then make themselves at home." (Or, whatever you call street people.)
 
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