OMG, I have got to stop sharing crap, things were going great until I chimed in on the ETA thing.
I responded to Mr Looking for a last minute DEAL with "Thanks for the inquiry, but I have nothing to offer besides my already totally reasonable rates plus the collection of the State of Hawaii taxes at the rate of 13.42% of your room rate.
I wish you well in your search for acceptable accommodations.
I refrained from responding I never asked for a DEAL with my mortgage, electric, all the crap he thinks he's going to enjoy here. Plus, it was the loft with 3 day minimum stay due to me already booked beyond the sharks gills I couldn't identify the other night.
Note to CC: was your bodily removal/ Mr Yukon named Larry? Gut states same scenario.
I'm expecting a German couple on Saturday (note to Milu); figured I'd send my "I just wanted to touch bases with you as there is a new traffic revision, blah, blah, blah.
Any idea of your ETA?"
If the chit ass answer didn't come back as 1 pm.
What's wrong with these people, and how flippin rude they are to think we don't have a life to enjoy and live.
Some old phart wants a DEAL? of course his phone number was blanked out...ha-ha!
Another thinks.....we'll get special early check-in?
This made the B personality come out again, thus, my point, how many more rejections you think they'll set themselves up for?
Oh...this gets even better as I'm typing my grumble.
Here's the original response from guest to my blah blah blah:
"Hey Rhonda, Thanks for letting us know. Our ETA will be at around 1 pm, if that's fine for you. I would let you know, in case anything changes.
And mine: "I'm sorry, but I cannot accommodate you prior to the stated "Anytime after 4 pm" check-in.
I am a sole proprietor, and it is almost an impossibility to switch over and clean this house within 2 hours.
I will be happy to greet you properly if your arrival time is 4 pm. Please let me know if you will be enjoying many of the night time activities going on (lava viewing, star gazing, etc.), if your time of arrival is later.
With much aloha,"
And now from guest: "No worries Rhonda. Then we will check out the island a little bit and will come to your house at about 4 pm. I let you know if something changes. See you on Saturday
looking forward to meeting you."
OK, so I stated I'd be here at 4 pm, although there's a gazillion things to see and do. He'll let me know his plans like he promised in September when he made his reservation. Ha-ha! Like at the moment they happen?
So, I'll have my arse home on Saturday at 4 pm waiting for an update.
I'm such a new Biatch, you can bet I'll plan something that will take me more away than Calgon ever imagined at 4:30 pm, and it won't be a bath at home.
Grrr......I'm not sending my letter to Santa for a receptionist and a check-in desk.
I've reclaimed my Selfishness in my own enjoyment of life.
So Be It,
Ms Loo/Maintenance/Laundry/Gardener/et al, but most importantly, a morning swimmer who returns at 10:30 am to make sure they got their rear in gear and out the door by 11.