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What do I say? Guests told me they are going to just take something

SERIOUSLY!!! They knew him???

Was that in the story??

But didn’t they say they hung it in a spot where they could see it from their bed? Too bad they died so they cannot be held to account!

Love how this thread has developed! From stool removal to art thieves :slight_smile:
@Wendy_Darling, whenever you manage to get back on here - please just make up an outrageous story to keep us all happy!

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Did you read our new forum rules? We discuss how our forum is known for veering wildly off topic and this is one thing that makes the forum so fun, so please don’t ask a mod to remove an off topic post unless it violates other forum guidelines! :star_struck::rofl::rofl:

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Suggestion for another Rule: if you are the OP you must agree to follow the post to the end and tell us all the end of the story.

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Good idea, I will add that!

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Done… It’s now a suggestion rather than a rule… I didn’t even think of it!

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Just musing…

I know a gal whose real first name is Honey. I always find it awkward to call her by name. What if she had the OP Wendy’s last name…

Pardon the brief detour from the topic…er, topics.

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I like this! A completely unenforceable rule but worth a try!
I’d also add that it’s ok to create an end-of-story post if it has high entertainment value (cough WendyDarling cough)

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Yes! I love it!:grinning::grin::smiley::smile::wink::blush:

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BE ADVISED!!! THE STOOL HAS LEFT THE BUILDING…YES, THE STOOL HAS BEEN STOOL NAPPED IN DIRECT DISREGARD FOR OUR STATED STOOL RULES…and so the saga goes on…:scream:

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I understand what you mean Nina, if she had said “I love your stool and I could really do with one for my car, can you tell me if you have seen one around or know where I could get one before we leave?” I would have bent over backwards to help. But being told “I am taking it” is just a bit too entitled and rude to me and I would have bent over backwards to make sure she doesn’t take it under any circumstances and she can basically get stuffed (as we say in Australia). It’s all in the tone and the language…though she took it anyway after I said no!

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Noooooo! Unbelievable!!!
So how are you going to deal with it???

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OMG! [refraining from typing 100 more exclamation points] Not only stolen after your stated stool rules, but after you replied to her message and point blank told her she could not take the stool!

It is outright theft at this point. Please make a police report and nail this horrible, entitled thief! If Air will honor a claim made after your subsequent guests checked in, I believe they will require a police report. Given your message trail, I hope Air makes an exception in your case.

WOW!

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I’m already onto it. As she admitted she was going to take it on Airbnb messages I have plenty of proof and so I don’t see any issue. I’m not worried about the delay, if you call Airbnb on the phone generally you get someone who is really nice and I got a guy in Texas once and he gave me his direct email so I will go through him.

The last time I talked to him one of our guests had claimed we had bed bugs and so wanted their 2 weeks of payment back so we got the dog sniffers in at great expense ($369 USD) and they found nothing…nada…not one sign or anything…and so he helped us sort it out and they got not a penny back but of course we still had to pay the dog! Mind you, I would pay anything rather than having bed bugs!!!

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Of course now we all need to see the review you leave for the stool napper…!!!

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@Wendy_Darling OMG are you serious? What did Airbnb say?

In your shoes I would put up wanted posters in her local area :slight_smile:

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I absolutely cannot believe the gall of this person. I know everyone is sort of lighthearted, but this is super serious. The police will laugh when you call up and say you want to report a stolen stool, so maybe you should say you want to report furnishings stolen from your house.

It’s beyond comprehension that this guest would do this!!!

Please … whatever you do, do NOT be a cheerful giver of this stool!

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Unbelievable!! Thank you for the update on this. Have you contacted her about it? Did she say anything after you said NO?

As much as filing a police report would be nice, they have left the jurisdiction and it is not enough value to do much with. You’ll have to charge her through the nose for your troubles and leave a scathing review. That’s where you can call her a thief so people know!!

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Wow. Just… wow. As others have said - this is plain and simple theft. Surely there isn’t a jurisdiction in the world that would disagree? I’m so sorry that you’ll now need to take the time and head space to try and get some kind of satisfaction on the matter.

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@Magwitch Thank you!

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