In my previous post I mentioned guests I'm waiting for today: 26 December. These six adults and a baby are going to stay in my large accommodation - a ten-sleeper - until next Wednesday.
My smaller holiday unit, a two - sleeper has been occupied by a single man since last Tuesday. He leaves on Sunday 30th and while Steve [hopefully] watches the shop for me, I'll go and clean after this man and prepare for two guests who arrive at 2pm!
But cleaning and prepping units is not what this post is about. It's about my single guest and what inadvertently happened to him last Friday. The owner of my * small unit * set the gardeners to mowing the huge lawn around their private home next door and the vast area surrounding my accommodation.
The ride-on mower which the gardener uses is housed in the garage at my unit. Guests have undercover parking in front of this garage. Only thing is my guest had parked his car flush up against the garage door.
As it was quiet at my unit, the owner surmised the guest had gone for a walk on the estate and suggested to the four men with her that they move the car back and so gain entry into the garage.
How we do things in Africa is with muscle and strength, the four men picked up the guest's car and began to move backwards with it.
All good and well until they carefully put it down a distance from the garage...
... and the alarm went off!
Apparently my guest shot out of the unit, eyes as round as saucers. He'd been resting on the bed when he saw his car floating past the window at shoulder height! Coming from the city where theft, especially car theft is rife, he thought the worst.
The owner, standing with the gardeners apologized profusely and explained what they'd been trying to do! She phoned me later and suggested I should offer the guest compensation and deduct it from her part of the commission. I didn't agree. I told her that he can "dine out" on this story for many years to come!
NOTE ** I've specifically not mentioned the names of either of my accommodations. For obvious reasons!
Here's wishing you all a great Wednesday.