Just need to vent here. I’m a little worried about getting my first negative review, but I don’t care too much. I just wanted this guy out of my house. Probably not the craziest BnB story, but it’s one I need to get off my chest.
This all started with this young man not communicating his arrival time until 30 minutes before his arrival. I am at work, but I have a lockbox outside the house so I give him the code. He sends me a message like what its stuck. I call him and he says he can’t get him open. I rush to the house, which probably means he waited a total of 45 minutes on my porch.
I show up and he’s sitting on the porch, drinking wine (he’s got about 1/3 of the bottle done) and surrounded by 4 garbage bags mainly full of food. I apologize profusely. Manage to open the lockbox with a little extra push, and let him in. I question him about the garbage bags, and he says he’s got all his stuff in a storage unit, including his passport since he’s flying out the next morning. He didn’t want to throw the food away. He’s heading out of the country for a while.
He’s got no ride to the storage unit… I feel guilty about the lockbox and offer to give him a ride at 7:30 am.
He makes dinner, almost burns his pasta, and continues drinking the whole bottle. By that time, he’s asking the same questions multiple times and is starting to slur. He also falls in the bedroom closet door and takes it off the hinges. As a single woman, I am not getting any more comfortable. Especially when he tells me I look younger for my age and that I am beautiful. I retreat to my bedroom early and lock my door.
I get awaken around 5am. I can hear a lot of shuffling in his room. I can’t sleep anymore so I get up and post myself at the dinning table, attempting to get work done. I just want this to be over.
He cooks a steak for breakfast, or more boils it for 30 minutes on the stove. When he’s done, he says he needs a nap and leaves all his dishes around. We leave for the storage unit around 7:30 am, which is 30 minutes away. When we get there, he tells me he’ll only be 5-10 minutes. After 30 minutes, I go inside. He says he can’t find his passport. I tell him I’m going to run errands and come back in 30. He still has no passport when I return.
We drive back home, he packs his garbage bags and suitcase he found in the unit. Then when I point out that he has dishes to do, he says he has to go text, probably won’t have time, and retreats to the bedroom.
I should have shut my mouth, but when he’s finally ready to leave, and says he is stressed and doesn’t have time to do the dishes anymore, I can’t hold it anymore. I point out that I don’t think he understands the meaning of being a guest and AirBnb. That he’s abused of my generosity. He points out that the lockbox wasn’t working. Sigh.
I drive him to the airport, its 2 minutes away and I want him gone.
I wonder what kind of review he will give me if any. But again, I have stellar reviews, just made Superhost, so I don’t care so much. He’s obviously an entitled little…
-Ask more questions from guests when they book. I was complacent this week since I had had great guests for a while.
-Agree on a check-in time ahead of booking
-Stop feeling like I need to save the world and don’t be so nice to douchbags
-Let go. This guys is not worth my energy and I believe in karma.