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My last guests were mild mess, leaving wet towels on hardwood floors in the hallway, draped over furniture, etc and moved bedroom furniture trying to make a dining room for 4 in a 9x11 bedroom. I sent a polite note asking them to put the wet linens in the bathroom hamper and to leave the furniture alone. They left me a 3 star review too, docking points on accuracy, value, and location! The review said “not bad” and nothing more.
I got over that and did the final cleanup details this morning and went to refill the hot water pot and found two hard boiled eggs left inside!??!!
I provide a microwave and coffee/tea items. This group created terrible cooking/food smells to the point that I ran an ozone generator for 24 hours. I’m glad I didn’t have other guests coming that night. The egg thing really surprised me. Check everything!
That has happened. I have a little plastic microwave soft boiled egg maker and some guests put a shelled egg in it and blew it up. They cleaned up and actually told me about it. We all had a good laugh.
I’m sure I read on this forum where another host found evidence of eggs being cooked in the water kettle, so I don’t doubt this is published somewhere. I have a clear glass kettle, so I would see it immediately, at least.
I’m much more put off by the fact that they left them in there. It would have been easy to refill the pot and not see them. It is a tapered pot and very difficult to clean inside.
But the saga continues. I always check the lower tray on the Keurig coffee maker and I found grounds in it. Hmmm-- what is that all about Looking closer at the holder for the coffee pod, I found a lot more grounds there. A quick look in the trash found a Keurig pod with the foil top cover removed. DOH! And there were half full coffee cups on the shelf with the clean ones— one with a bunch of grounds in the bottom. Sigh… working with the public is a never ending joy and education.
They’re a favorite of college kids, ditto for most of the other things mentioned, which makes me think the article @Betty_A linked was probably originally meant for dorm room cooking instead of hotel room cooking.
In the 70’s & 80’s, coffee pots & toaster ovens, were not allowed in dorms. Every one had a popcorn popper & small pot for heating water (microwaves just hitting market—huge & cost almost as much as tuition for a semester)—we prepared ramen noodles, postum, grits, scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, boiled eggs, baked cakes, and occasionally popped corn and heated water for tea.
Looks like each generation finds a way to slip around the rules.