October 10, 2017
You Want A Room For - What?!
Posted by: Nancy Skee
We have seven beautiful rooms at the Inn, as I'm sure you know. And, as I'm sure you know, I love helping people choose a room for their stay while they're visiting Lancaster County. Further, if you've read our blogs, you also know that I can get some interesting inquiries from people, usually in the middle of the night. Well, this one happened as I was preparing breakfast. I was kind of busy. Ring, ring, ring....
Me: It's a great day at Olde Square Inn. This is Nancy. Can I help you?
Guy: Yeah. I'm looking for a place to crash.
Me: Did you try your mom's? (As I said, I was busy!)
Me: For what day, sir?
Guy: For today. I just want to rent a room for a couple of hours.
Me: Sir, we don't rent rooms by the hour.
Guy: Oh, wait! Let me rephrase that! I need a place to sleep and I'll pay for the whole day. Do you have anything for today?
Me: Yes, sir. I have one room open for this evening. Check-in is from 3 - 6 pm.
Guy: Oh, man! I need a place to sleep like real soon. I just got off my shift. I'm a trucker. Could I check in now and leave at five? I'll pay for the whole day.
Me: (Oh, lordie.) That's not something we usually do, sir. We're cleaning and getting the Inn ready for guests right after check out. We'll probably disturb you.
Guy: No, no! That's okay! I'm a heavy sleeper. My snoring would probably disturb you, haha! I just need a place to crash. How much is your room for the day?
Me: It's blah, blah, blah dollars, sir.
Guy: WHAT?! That much?!! I was thinking 20 bucks! I just want to crash for a few hours.
Me: Sir, we're an award-winning bed and breakfast, not a Motel 6. I don't think you'd be able to sleep in their parking lot for 20 bucks.
Guy: Oh. Sorry. I didn't know.
Me: Really? Have a good day, sir. Click.
Never a dull moment, that's for sure. Hoping you have a great day today. And when you're ready to make your escape and enjoy a few days away, I would be thrilled to help you choose your room. I promise no one will be snoring down the hall in the middle of the day. Happy October - see you soon!