Wednesday, August 20, 2008

...Mood Goes Up Again

Woot! Looks like we'll get a credit for our bed-and-breakfast payment after all.

FT called again today; this time she got the husbandly half of the innkeeper team. She explained our kids' tale of earthbound woe in Florida; she mentioned our love of the Leelanau area, our frequent visits there and our hope that we might find reliable lodging for future excursions. He immediately said he'd make things right, then changed our reservations to a two-night stay, for just the two of us, in the autumn...when we were planning on traveling up north again anyway.

I'm not sure if we've just been good cop/bad-copped, or whether one innkeeper is really more empathetic to the vicissitudes of life than the other. But we're grateful.

4 comments:

Crimson Rambler said...

Or possibly one innkeeper has found an excellent way to get under other innkeeper's fingernails... There can be these little "rifts in the lute" in Mom'n'Pop operations...

Beth said...

Yay for good business practices...even if it took some effort to get them!

I'm very curious as to the location of your B&B. My SIL is the park superintendant at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and we love visiting her but have found that it can be difficult to find lodging...like this summer when we traveled up for my husband to preside at her son's wedding and we ended up staying in Traverse City. If you're comfortable doing so, can you email me at beffy1167@yahoo.com?

Trish said...

I worked for a husband wife team for 9 1/2 years. I much preferred the husband to the wife. It happens.

southernbooklover said...

Woo-hoo! Thank goodness!