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msdebj Senior Contributor 1,362 posts since
May 25, 2011
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Aug 10, 2012 2:11 PM

Goofy things guests do!

Our high season's been a great one, and fall looks promising. As I go through my end of summer notes, etc. I laughed out loud at a few things I came across.   We tend to dwell on the nightmares, and forget the silly things we encounter! So I thought I'd share a few! (Couldn't make this stuff up, in my wildest imagination!)

 

Guest:  " Uh, did you find a pair of underwear I may have left, possibly in the laundry?"  My answer," No" . Reality: Housekeeper found them  ON the ceiling fan in a bedroom!! ( Another group left a pair on top of the curtain rods - thank gawd the hosuekkeper saw those!!)

 

Guest: 'Does the ocean always make so much noise at night?"  How DO you respond to that? " No, the heavens turn the volumn down after 10:pm to be in compliance to the Noise Ordinance" ?

 

Guest: " Are those lizards in the yard poison? My dog ate one"  WHAT? These are 2 inch long little guys. My answer "No , they are chamelions. He'll be okay, unless he's allergic to lizards. Youll find area vet listings in our Welcome book"

 

Guest: " Are there any Adult  book stores close by? We just want to make sure our kids don't  have access.  REALLY? My response " No" ( these people didn't list anyone under the age of 25 in their group)

 

AND the best!  from a guest who stayed over Memorial Day weekend - "We've discovered we conceived our child during our stay at your home.  Would it be possible for you to mail us a bloom from one of your outdoor  plants so we can place it  in our Memory Book?"  UH, no. (I hope the neighbors didn't hear that rendevouz!!)

 

"Tis a crazy world we work in, and sometimes we have to remember the funny stuff more than the awful!

 

Happy renting!!

Chuckles,Debj

  • mauioceanview Contributor 251 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to msdebj)
    Re: Goofy things guests do!

    thanks for the smile

  • carol Senior Contributor 2,158 posts since
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:29 PM (in response to msdebj)
    Re: Goofy things guests do!

    Aw, come on, send 'em the flower.  But make sure you take off any thorns first!!

  • stjvilla Active Contributor 626 posts since
    May 27, 2011
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    Aug 11, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to msdebj)
    Re: Goofy things guests do!

    We asked our on-island rep what funny questions she gets from guests.  Her favorites:

     

    Guest (meeting rep in person at the ferry dock): "Do you live here?"  No, I commute from New Jersey.

     

    Guest: "Do the islands go all the way down?"  No, they float on top always staying in the same place.  Seriously?  This was a real question!

     

    Departed Guest: "Did you find a bra on the mermaid sculpture?"  This was not our house and yes, she found it all right!

     

    Maybe too much rum? 

  • mike-dfv Community All-Star 835 posts since
    Mar 5, 2011
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    Aug 11, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to msdebj)
    Re: Goofy things guests do!

    I agree with Carol. Send the flower, but withhold the cost from their security deposit!

     

    Mike

  • anja Senior Contributor 1,560 posts since
    Aug 9, 2011
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    Aug 15, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to msdebj)
    Re: Goofy things guests do!

    "This is my first visit to another country."   (That's wonderful...except Hawaii is in the USA. It's the 50th State --- since 1959!)

     

    I was asked this, after the person arrived:

    "I've been researching and planning my trip for months. How far is the drive to Pearl Harbor?"

    It would be a loonnng, tough journey by car.  The FLIGHT takes 1 hour to reach Oahu, where Pearl Harbor is --- on a different island!  A fact that she missed while researching and planning her trip for months.

     

    And, like stjvilla's guest, someone upon arrival asked me:

    "Do you live here?"  Where would I be commuting from? Honestly, that's just the most amazing question that anyone has ever asked me. This place is in the middle of flipping nowhere thousands of miles away from any other land mass -- isolated in the center of the Pacific Ocean.   Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines. 

     

    Que?

    • sodamo Contributor 260 posts since
      Nov 5, 2011
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      Aug 15, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to anja)
      Re: Goofy things guests do!

      I guess being on an island in a state of islands we are just lucky LOL

       

      Recently had an inquiry from a woman, listed the other guests that would be with her and mentioned that her other son would be returning from deployment that week. Red flag to me that he was not on her list of guests and I didn't think he'd be redeploying to our island unless maybe he was guard, so I asked about the son and military status, where stationed etc and explained that we had no major military stationed here. She replied that he was a marine, stationed in Kaneohe etc. so I replied with the facts, Oahu vs Big Island etc. her reply, "guess that would be too far to drive". But at least her last was to thank me for explaining as she really didn't know. So much for Google earth/maps LOL

       

      David

      • anja Senior Contributor 1,560 posts since
        Aug 9, 2011
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        Aug 16, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to sodamo)
        Re: Goofy things guests do!

        sodamo wrote:

         

        I guess being on an island in a state of islands we are just lucky LOL

         

        David

        Hey David,

         

        If it were possible, I'd like to push this *rock* we're sitting on even further away from the "real world*....[maybe to somewhere over the rainbow].

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