Hi, all. I thought I’d share something that’s on my mind today. We’ve run our airbnb for over 4 years and we love it. Since I retired from a supervisory job two years ago, I find it’s harder for me to enforce our rules. I’ve lightened up in my life and I occasionally find it hard to confront someone who doesn’t follow the rules. For example: We have a no fragrance rule. It’s written on our profile and it’s on our printed list of rules in the house. It’s for the sake for future patrons but it’s also for us too. We really dislike most perfume and cologne. Well, right now we have a 3-day guest who apparently soaks in cologne. I am outside the house right now and I can smell it. He seems like a very shy, quiet guy and I can’t bear to bring it up.
If someone were to smoke cigarettes, I know I’d have NO problem bring that up. But somehow this seems to be criticizing a personal characteristic.
This is day two so I’ll let it go but I’ll have to air out the room like crazy because there will only be 5 hours between him leaving and the next guests.
I feel like it’s too late in this case, but I’d love to get more backbone next time. Suggestions appreciated but please don’t yell at me, please?