I am getting ready to write my first bad review of a guest too! But, for different reasons. He didn’t damage anything, left everything neat and tidy, and even brought us a gift when he arrived. Sweet, huh?
It was his clueless behavior and treating me like his 24-hour personal concierge/travel secretary that made him so irritating. The first – and the worst – was the first night he stayed. He came barreling into the house at around midnight after my partner and I had gone to bed (it was a weeknight) shouting ‘HELLO? Anybody home? Hello?’
Okay…he woke us up, but I pretended I didn’t hear him, hoping he would take the hint that we were in bed and shouldn’t be bothered, But, he kept shouting my name through the bedroom door.
‘What is it?’ I said finally opening the door thinking there must be an emergency. ‘Is everything all right?’
No emergency. He just wanted to know if I had a printer, because he needed to print his theme park tickets. Don’t have one, I told him. But, i am sure you can figure something out. Good night.
‘Oh, were you sleeping?’ he asked.
Yes, you moron. That’s what people are generally doing around midnight on a Wednesday when they are not on holiday.
‘I was…’ i said awkwardly.
‘Oh…sorry…sorry.’ He said and retreated to his room. So…did he get the message that I wasn’t thrilled about being woken up? Apparently not. About 20 minutes later, came out the hallway again and start shouting my name. ‘Hello? HELLO?’
‘WHAT?’ I said coming out into the hallway and this time not even trying to fake concern. He held us his empty water bottle and asked where he could get more water.
(Are you f**king kidding me?)
‘Uh…there is water in the kitchen,’ I told him awkwardly…just puzzled by the whole situation.
Needless to say after that I was counting the seconds until he left. And, he wasn’t done with me. Add to the list that…
- He decided without asking me to give my mobile phone number to the Super Shuttle company because they needed a ‘local number’ (Huh? What the what?)…so i got all his stupid reminder calls all day and then sent him texts saying ‘hey…your shuttle is coming.’
- When the day before check out came (thank god) I reminded him that i wouldn’t be home during the day, but he could leave his keys in the mail slot. Thanks for coming…blah blah…professional professional…then it got all awkward…he asked , because his flight to China didn’t leave until 10 PM…and I said ‘Well…I’m not sure I’ll be home…I have dinner plans…anyway check out time is noon, and I have another guest coming. Have a nice trip!’ ‘Oh,’ he said. ‘Well, what am I supposed to do with my luggage?’ (Well…maybe plan a little better next time you idiot…this ain’t my problem.) Again…awkwardly, I said…well, I guess you could hold onto your keys until you need to come and get your luggage (GRRRRRRRR!)
- Okay, usually I don’t mind if someone wants to leave their bags in my foyer if they have a late flight, but I hated this guy and only let him keep the keys, because i never wanted to see him again. But, of course I had no choice BUT to see him again. Usually leaving the bags means you come by with a taxi, zip in and grab your bags, and say goodbye. Not this guy. He comes back at 9 PM, an hour before his shuttle was due and decided just to lounge in my living room, charge his phone, use my restroom, and irritate me with small talk (I ended up having to hide in my room most of the time).
I just really, really, really, really hated this guy and cannot not in good conscious recommend him to any host ever. So…working on a professionally-worded review that doesn’t necessarily go into all this detail but still makes clear that this guy is clean and won’t damage anything but otherwise is a horrible guest.
Just thought I would share with y’all as I know you will appreciate it.