Cowart's Common Room
Good Grief...

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"Where are the visitor facilities?" ( no hello or excuse me or anything)
"Sorry, the what?"
"The sign on the road say's there are visitor facilities, where are the visitor facilities? We've been along to the tearoom but it's closed."
"Yes, sorry it's up for sale (as if that's our fault), he hotel does teas and coffees too."
"Is that it? It says there are visitor facilities."

At this point they have driven past a Hotel and restaurant, our Craft shop, the Grocers who advertise coffee and hot food available and the tearoom (which is up for sale, did I mention it was up for sale?).

"It's only a little village, it's unfortunate the tearoom is up for sale but the hotel is very nice."

Half an hour passes and one of them waltzes back in...

"The hotel's not up to much either, they had no cake."
I have to admit I just shrugged my shoulders, I couldn't think of anything to say. Rolling Eyes

Posted at 3rd Aug 2017 - 01:31PM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Good Grief... Comments: 7

Fennie's Avatar Well this isn't good enough! You'll have to get some cake in, obviously, and a tin to put it in, and a sign to put on the door with 'Cake' on one side and 'No Cake' on the other and, just to make sure, maybe put yourself up for sale as well. I suppose you might turn the matter on its head and point out to them (as though it were entirely their fault) that if you had more visitors you might be tempted to offer more visitor facilities, including the possibility of cake in the summer months. Of course your folk might have been Hungarian struggling with the language and have been reading the phrases from a phrase book, "I come from Bathelona. Where are visitor facilities. My wife she need cake. Oatcake famous in Shottland - yes? Good days to you, too!"

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Aug 2017 at 02:26PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar The only struggle she was having with her English language was due to the (artificial) plums in her mouth! Rolling Eyes

God help wherever they are staying, I suspect nothing will be right in their hotel and they will be the guests from hell. HO had one woman like that on a photography holiday he led a few years ago, it didn't bode well when she arrived at the tiny highland hotel and demanded of the receptionist who was going to fetch her luggage from the minibus... when everyone else had disembarked carrying theirs. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 3rd Aug 2017 at 04:32PM

KitKatCot's Avatar Oh, I'm sure you could have thought of something to sayWink

Posted by: KitKatCot on 3rd Aug 2017 at 07:05PM

Faith's Avatar You missed an opportunity FN - you could've offered tea and biccies and use of the loo surelyLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Aug 2017 at 09:55PM

Withy Brook's Avatar We had one lot like that when we were doing holiday let's in our cottage. They must be such sad people.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 4th Aug 2017 at 09:10AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Tea and biccies wouldn't have cut it Faith they obviously wanted to have their cake and eat it!
Our loo is also our storeroom so not offered on public liability grounds unless it's a very pregnant lady who won't make it up the steps to the public ones.Laughing

I did think afterwards (as you do) I should have said "That's a shame... but we have a lovely gallery here with delightful exclusive hand made art and craft, I'm sure you would find something to satisfy your exacting standards." Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 4th Aug 2017 at 10:32AM

Camilla's Avatar There is always the one whereever we go isn't there FN, people I mean who like to be difficult .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Aug 2017 at 11:02AM

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