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Today's lone check-in was supposed to be here at 2 pm. 4 pm the doorbell rings, I hobble out with my knee in the brace and it's just the gentleman of the party. I greet him, he's dancing around and asks if there's a men's room. Sure, your room is down at the end of the hallway...I don't escort him down because it would take 20 minutes. He comes back, I apolgize for not showing him down but explain the bad leg, he seems fine but in SUCH a hurry.
I try to do my spiel and he's still dancing around, looking out to the car. Would you like to bring your bags in now? No, I think we'll just leave them there until later. Ok, back to the spiel. He doesn't want anything I am offering (area to do's, tour info, etc.). Then I explain the key system and that they are the only ones here so they can choose their breakfast time. "Can we choose later?" Well, let's narrow it down a bit...so I suggest a time and he says fine.
He bolted out, wife still in the car...do they really think I'll be here waiting for them when they mosey back from dinner at 8 pm? Have a good night, see you tomorrow! Geez...
 

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Some people just want to be left alone - consider it a gift, and go nurse your leg so you have energy for serving brekkie - and being social in the morning!
 

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Maybe he took a little purple pill and time is running out...
 

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Some people just want to be left alone - consider it a gift, and go nurse your leg so you have energy for serving brekkie - and being social in the morning!.
But he didn't want to be left alone...he wanted to "deal with me" later. When I had already told him they were the only people here tonight. Does it even cross their minds that we are PEOPLE and might like to be FINISHED with our day???
 

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Some people just want to be left alone - consider it a gift, and go nurse your leg so you have energy for serving brekkie - and being social in the morning!.
But he didn't want to be left alone...he wanted to "deal with me" later. When I had already told him they were the only people here tonight. Does it even cross their minds that we are PEOPLE and might like to be FINISHED with our day???
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But he didn't want to be left alone...he wanted to "deal with me" later. When I had already told him they were the only people here tonight. Does it even cross their minds that we are PEOPLE and might like to be FINISHED with our day???
It does not compute, Will Robinson. It does not compute.
 

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Some people just want to be left alone - consider it a gift, and go nurse your leg so you have energy for serving brekkie - and being social in the morning!.
But he didn't want to be left alone...he wanted to "deal with me" later. When I had already told him they were the only people here tonight. Does it even cross their minds that we are PEOPLE and might like to be FINISHED with our day???
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But he didn't want to be left alone...he wanted to "deal with me" later. When I had already told him they were the only people here tonight. Does it even cross their minds that we are PEOPLE and might like to be FINISHED with our day???
I can only imagine that crutch sticking out a bit too far as he raced down the hallway.
 

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sorry to be the spanner in the works but I think it's more what YOU are expecting .. I would have said if you are going out there are some things I just need to check / clarify / confirm "as I may not be available later and want to make sure you do not need any further assistance" (incl needing help with bags .. later .. whatever time later is ....)
Sometimes WE just have to do the thinking for THEM and this way you won't eat yourself up worryying or getting upset or waiting around
 

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sorry to be the spanner in the works but I think it's more what YOU are expecting .. I would have said if you are going out there are some things I just need to check / clarify / confirm "as I may not be available later and want to make sure you do not need any further assistance" (incl needing help with bags .. later .. whatever time later is ....)
Sometimes WE just have to do the thinking for THEM and this way you won't eat yourself up worryying or getting upset or waiting around.
Well I definitely won't be wondering or worrying about anything. I just thought it was funny. This person also couldn't be bothered to tell me his or his wife's name when booking...first initial for him only and nothing on her. Then she doesn't even come in to check in. Bizarre from top to bottom.
 

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sorry to be the spanner in the works but I think it's more what YOU are expecting .. I would have said if you are going out there are some things I just need to check / clarify / confirm "as I may not be available later and want to make sure you do not need any further assistance" (incl needing help with bags .. later .. whatever time later is ....)
Sometimes WE just have to do the thinking for THEM and this way you won't eat yourself up worryying or getting upset or waiting around.
Well I definitely won't be wondering or worrying about anything. I just thought it was funny. This person also couldn't be bothered to tell me his or his wife's name when booking...first initial for him only and nothing on her. Then she doesn't even come in to check in. Bizarre from top to bottom.
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couldn't be bothered to tell me his or his wife's name when booking...first initial for Bizarre from top to bottom.
Torrid affair :p
 

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"This person also couldn't be bothered to tell me his or his wife's name when booking" hmm methinks it's NOT HIS WIFE!!!!
 

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I've had that quite a bit. No name for the other person. I ask at check in. I tell them I don't need a last name, just a first name so I'm not yelling, 'Hey you!' at breakfast.
The folks in a rush to get out the door here have generally made a dinner rez somewhere and are late. Maybe they were supposed to be somewhere.
 

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Are you sure they were really your guests? I was laughing when I read your post because I was thinking it was someone who just stopped by to use the toilet!
 

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And now they are late for the breakfast time that HE CHOSE!!!!!!!! Must not kill guests, must not kill guests, must not kill guests...
 

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Oh, I can hardly wait to hear how this turns out in the end! Hopefully, they're just with you for one night (and they won't be back). Have you seen the female of the pair yet?
 

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couldn't be bothered to tell me his or his wife's name when booking...first initial for him only and nothing on her. Then she doesn't even come in to check in.
Maybe he didn't KNOW her name yet!

Wondering if you will ever see the other 1/2 of this couple!!!
 

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Ok, it's still pretty much a toss up between bizarre and just terminally not-that-bright. They both came out to breakfast 30 minutes after the time he chose. Then sat here all morning until check out. Ba-bye!
 
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