I have a group of young people staying. They said they were three, then admitted they were four (and agreed to pay for the extra person), but in fact they are five. Someone is sleeping on the couch, with my bedding which has been taken out of the cupboard and used without a cover. However, that’s not my biggest issue.
This evening I drove past (because I was feeling worried) and from the street I could see the double doors to the deck (easily accessible from the street) were wide open, one of the mattresses has been dragged outside and left there, with all the bedding. The mattress is very good quality, the duvet feather and pillows feather, and the bedding all percale cotton. None of this is cheap. There was no-one home, the alarm had not been set and the house was essentially open to anyone who scaled the fence, which is not that hard. It is a miracle I wasn’t robbed clean.
I have hosted a lot, and I have never, ever had anything like this. Thoughts on the response?