Ok, I have 2 rooms, tonight one with a late 20s lady who read my manual and rules and is happy and probably sleeping at this point. The other one for a middle aged guy, who had never texted me back the ‘for sure’ easter egg i put in the house manual.
I come in and find him rooting around my private office. I ask him to please respect that he has no access to common areas and kitchen, his reply “I can understand the kitchen, but really?” I then asked if I could help him, and he said he was looking for a cup. Hmmm. I said I’d get one and bring it to him. He then told me that I should provide them for people, and that 'really, I’m expected to just stay in my room?" Er, yes, that is what the description says, house rules say, etc… this is a room.
I bring him the cup with a smile and he says ‘you know, you should provide cups, in case people want to take vitamins, etc’ Well, he is right in a way - I have a no food or drink in the house rule but everyone brings a bottle of water with them, and of course I am ok with that. HOWEVER, his confrontational style and entitlement is very hard to deal with, especially when so many guests (I have had over 50, mostly 1 nighters) have been so sweet and many return many times.
I guess this is a vent, since I ma sorta stuck with him thru sunday, but geez, I am 15 years older than him and I would NEVER be so presumptuous as to simply decide what works for him and what doesn’t… its not about a cup but the fact that he was padding around my house, thru the living room and into my private office, that makes me feel creeped out.
It IS about age too, since newbies and young’ns are very respectful, considerate, and act like gentlemen. I think when ‘experienced’ guests or host/guests show up, they feel that the rules are for others, and that they know much more. Seriously, is asking people to stay out of common areas so difficult to understand and comply with?