Thanks everyone, just venting helped lower my blood pressure enough that I was able to deal.
(It also helped that one of my kids said lunch was particularly delicious and could they have wraps again- because while we were out of bread, I always have extra tortillas on hand. As long as the kids don’t feel deprived, I don’t need to go Mama Bear.)
Because we had two separate bookings at the same time, I can’t say for sure which set of guests took/used it.
I am 95% sure we had two loaves of bread, because we always order 2 loaves and my receipt said we got 2- but my kids unloaded the groceries and couldn’t remember for 100% sure that there were two loaves. We usually go through exactly 2 loaves a week (unless we have french toast or grilled cheese sandwiches on the weekend) We also store the bread on top of the fridge so it’s not something I can easily see unless i’m searching for it, though i guess taller-than-me guests could.
We do not offer to feed guests, because that would make us illegal in NYC. Occasionally we have either because I felt sorry for guests (the young person cramming for an exam who had no time to find food in a strange city) or because they sat down at my dinner table 5 minutes before i was serving up (some of you may recall him…) but nowhere in our listing or during check in do we say “Please help yourself to our pantry.” (I did that once with a non Airbnb guest and she went through 6 months’ worth of canned chicken in a week and then ate all my leftovers… so i don’t say that anymore.)
The closest we come is if they ask to store stuff in our fridge, and then i clear a shelf for them. There should be no mingling of food or confusion about what they can eat.
It’s possible (because much is possible) that the loaf fell behind the fridge (or aliens, mice, or zombies), so i’m not going to say “Yooooou thiiiiiieeeeef”
But he has not responded to my “did you borrow some of our bread?”… i still have 12 days to write a review. I’m thinking along the lines of
“B stayed with us for several days. He was quiet at night, and out most of the day. We had a couple of odd moments that i think were cultural differences but he was good natured about it. He left the space clean on check out.”
Other odd moments involved him turning on the shower… and then leaving the bathroom. Luckily i caught him as we were both going downstairs (!) and asked if he was going to take a shower (big smile, “Yes!”) and making it clear that you don’t walk away from it, then, and only turn it on when you’re going to use it. (I assume he either expected it to take 5 minutes to warm up, de-cloud, or he’s never had to think about paying the water bill.)
It would be so much easier just not to leave a review. I hope Future Hosts thank me for the energy i’m putting into this. ;D