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Less than five minutes and part of a two room couples check in were trying to get in my kitchen. I know this may see a strange question and DH already answered it for me, but doesn't a closed door mean knock? or don't go in there? He said to groups and couples and old people it means "OPEN!"
Now being the seasoned wise cracker,ahem, wise one that I am, I locked the kitchen door before check in and watched from the other side as this guy struggled trying to break through!
 

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Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol
 

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Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol.
copperhead said:
Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol
Those guest who don't know there is a B&B 2 miles from them walked into my bedroom last night. I was IN bed in my jammies. We don't lock our door until 9 PM because we are in and out of the inn all day long. (After a 6 hour, 350 mile drive, I was exhausted last night!) No idea what they were thinking. We SHOW guests the difference between the doors. 'YOUR door has this NAME PLATE on it. MY door has nothing.'
Gomez was all for putting a 'Beware of dog' sign on our door, except it would probably encourage dog lovers to enter anyway!
 

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Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol.
copperhead said:
Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol
Those guest who don't know there is a B&B 2 miles from them walked into my bedroom last night. I was IN bed in my jammies. We don't lock our door until 9 PM because we are in and out of the inn all day long. (After a 6 hour, 350 mile drive, I was exhausted last night!) No idea what they were thinking. We SHOW guests the difference between the doors. 'YOUR door has this NAME PLATE on it. MY door has nothing.'
Gomez was all for putting a 'Beware of dog' sign on our door, except it would probably encourage dog lovers to enter anyway!
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- but who was more shocked????
How often when you read things like this on the forum do you think to yourself "this never happens here".... I have thought this myself - but how would we know unless we caught them? Whether it be your private living area or just laundry or storage - And honestly, a sign marked private is as inviting as one that says "come on in".
We put a code lock on our private area - wonder how many try the code we gave them for the front door?
I am still loving the idea posted on the forum for the private restroom near the common area - the fake person siting on the porcelain throne
 

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Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol.
copperhead said:
Maybe we all need to put a funny plaque on all closed doors - "Remember: Curiousity killed the cat!" lol
Those guest who don't know there is a B&B 2 miles from them walked into my bedroom last night. I was IN bed in my jammies. We don't lock our door until 9 PM because we are in and out of the inn all day long. (After a 6 hour, 350 mile drive, I was exhausted last night!) No idea what they were thinking. We SHOW guests the difference between the doors. 'YOUR door has this NAME PLATE on it. MY door has nothing.'
Gomez was all for putting a 'Beware of dog' sign on our door, except it would probably encourage dog lovers to enter anyway!
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- but who was more shocked????
How often when you read things like this on the forum do you think to yourself "this never happens here".... I have thought this myself - but how would we know unless we caught them? Whether it be your private living area or just laundry or storage - And honestly, a sign marked private is as inviting as one that says "come on in".
We put a code lock on our private area - wonder how many try the code we gave them for the front door?
I am still loving the idea posted on the forum for the private restroom near the common area - the fake person siting on the porcelain throne
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How often when you read things like this on the forum do you think to yourself "this never happens here"....
After 7 seasons of running a B&B I've learned "Never say never". I'm still flabbergasted by some of the things that people do, and I shouldn't be by now.
I actually put a paragraph in our guest room information that says "Please respect our privacy by not wandering in and out of rooms downstairs. If you require any assistance please use the hand bell on the desk in the hall".
That has had a noticable effect, although we still get the odd one who thinks it's acceptable to have a look around in someone elses home without invitation.
 
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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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We had an inn-mate out west who has moved on to a better arrangement for her place than B & B for her family that was in a handbell group. This reminded me of her.
 

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and so...wait for it. I have the front door open as it is lovely out and a full house of guests going in and out with coffee now. HE stands right outside the front door with a CIGAR. AT BREAKFAST TIME! It is filling the entire downstairs with cigar smoke. I walk out FROM the back of the house - kitchen and am like, what the! I close the door and apologize to the GUESTS who were going out and in, we can't fill the whole house with cigar smoke. HINT HINT. They all just rolled their eyes, like NO KIDDING SMOKE RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR! (Need I mention we have 130 foot porch, 130 feet to smoke elsewhere than the front door) or the grounds or anyplace anywhere any other time.
So the wife of the cigar man tells me they are opening a B&B. Bless their hearts.
 

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and so...wait for it. I have the front door open as it is lovely out and a full house of guests going in and out with coffee now. HE stands right outside the front door with a CIGAR. AT BREAKFAST TIME! It is filling the entire downstairs with cigar smoke. I walk out FROM the back of the house - kitchen and am like, what the! I close the door and apologize to the GUESTS who were going out and in, we can't fill the whole house with cigar smoke. HINT HINT. They all just rolled their eyes, like NO KIDDING SMOKE RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR! (Need I mention we have 130 foot porch, 130 feet to smoke elsewhere than the front door) or the grounds or anyplace anywhere any other time.
So the wife of the cigar man tells me they are opening a B&B. Bless their hearts..
They always smoke in front of the open doors/windows. ALL of them. No matter what area is provided.
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells...
I rang handbells in the local Methodist handbell choir for 25 years. Technically, those are called "English Handbells". Wikipedia says "The first tuned handbells were developed by brothers Robert and William Cor in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England between 1696 and 1724."
Our national handbell ringers association is called "The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers." So I'm sure HJ knows about tuned handbells. The one on his hall desk is probably a bright C#.
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?

 

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and so...wait for it. I have the front door open as it is lovely out and a full house of guests going in and out with coffee now. HE stands right outside the front door with a CIGAR. AT BREAKFAST TIME! It is filling the entire downstairs with cigar smoke. I walk out FROM the back of the house - kitchen and am like, what the! I close the door and apologize to the GUESTS who were going out and in, we can't fill the whole house with cigar smoke. HINT HINT. They all just rolled their eyes, like NO KIDDING SMOKE RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR! (Need I mention we have 130 foot porch, 130 feet to smoke elsewhere than the front door) or the grounds or anyplace anywhere any other time.
So the wife of the cigar man tells me they are opening a B&B. Bless their hearts..
Joey Bloggs said:
and so...wait for it. I have the front door open as it is lovely out and a full house of guests going in and out with coffee now. HE stands right outside the front door with a CIGAR. AT BREAKFAST TIME! It is filling the entire downstairs with cigar smoke. I walk out FROM the back of the house - kitchen and am like, what the! I close the door and apologize to the GUESTS who were going out and in, we can't fill the whole house with cigar smoke. HINT HINT. They all just rolled their eyes, like NO KIDDING SMOKE RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR! (Need I mention we have 130 foot porch, 130 feet to smoke elsewhere than the front door) or the grounds or anyplace anywhere any other time.
So the wife of the cigar man tells me they are opening a B&B. Bless their hearts.
Hey that's a great niche! They will get all the people who can't believe we are non smoking !!!!
Riki
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?

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Proud Texan said:
Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?
Innkeeper A.D.D.

I just printed out the we are a non smoking B&B, please refrain from smoking on our porch, there are ashtrays provided by the ponds. !! Next letter will read Smoking on the porch leads to exile...beyond the ponds.
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?

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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?
Innkeeper A.D.D.

I just printed out the we are a non smoking B&B, please refrain from smoking on our porch, there are ashtrays provided by the ponds. !! Next letter will read Smoking on the porch leads to exile...beyond the ponds.
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There's a law in our state that says they have to be at least 10 feet away from any door or window.
 

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BD we only THIS year have non smoking in restaurants here...they grow tobacco here so the last strong hold on that. And btw, they still smoke in the restaurants, unlike say CA once is a hefty fine, twice they close you down. here...ready for this...$25 fine. They interviewed a few businesses where the proprieters smoked on the job and say "Fine me $25, it's no big deal." GRRR
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?

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Proud Texan said:
Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?
Innkeeper A.D.D.

I just printed out the we are a non smoking B&B, please refrain from smoking on our porch, there are ashtrays provided by the ponds. !! Next letter will read Smoking on the porch leads to exile...beyond the ponds.
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There's a law in our state that says they have to be at least 10 feet away from any door or window.
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Breakfast Diva said:
There's a law in our state that says they have to be at least 10 feet away from any door or window.
I think here it is farther. I need to contact someone and get the little signs from the state so guests don't ignore them thinking it's just me being a pill.
 

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Odd, how since I put up the 'private' signs I have had fewer (altho not zero) trespassers (that I know of).
 

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Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
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Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?

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Proud Texan said:
Joey Bloggs said:
Hj, I have this vivid funny picture now when you mentioned handbells. You may not be aware of a southern tradition called Handbells... I should put a whole selection out there with music!
You ARE easily distracted, aren't you?
Innkeeper A.D.D.

I just printed out the we are a non smoking B&B, please refrain from smoking on our porch, there are ashtrays provided by the ponds. !! Next letter will read Smoking on the porch leads to exile...beyond the ponds.
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There's a law in our state that says they have to be at least 10 feet away from any door or window.
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Breakfast Diva said:
There's a law in our state that says they have to be at least 10 feet away from any door or window.
I think here it is farther. I need to contact someone and get the little signs from the state so guests don't ignore them thinking it's just me being a pill.
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Great idea! Make the state the bad guy, not you!
 
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