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A bizzare twist of fate.

 
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Ju



Joined: 27 Sep 2004
Posts: 1952
Location: Vendee, France

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: A bizzare twist of fate. Reply with quote

We received a phone call yesterday from guests that had left us on Saturday. They were really good repeat guests. They had gone on to spend a week in another Gite elsewhere in France.

"Do you have any availability this week, this place is terrible and we want to come back". We are fully booked, so I looked on the internet for some possibilities for her and rang her back. Things were so bad she was trying to fly home early, but with no luck.

This morning we went to give our current guests a weather forecast to find them packing. Unfortunately his father died this morning and they needed to get back ASAP. They have had a great holiday, and have already booked for next year.

So I rang the first guest back and let them know that if they haven't arranged anything then they can come back here, and they are on their way!

We are not going to charge them too much, and we will give half of what we get to the other guests as a discount on their booking for next year.

We now have to do a quick changeover this afternoon, no real issue as the guests who have left are very clean, and hope that the weather clears up for the returning guests.

Funny how life turns out sometimes.

Ju
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Fraise



Joined: 30 Oct 2004
Posts: 2083
Location: Charente Maritime and Middle England

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!! Fate is a weird thing!! I had a couple ring up last year desperately unhappy in their 2nd weeks accommodation and they too wanted to turn around and drive straight back here. I couldn't help them though as we were full. I still felt a bit guilty that I couldn't help them ! Crying or Very sad At least your story had a happy ending for one of the families, very sad for the other.

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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How weird.

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Mouse



Joined: 20 Jun 2006
Posts: 7257
Location: Balearics

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fraise and Ju what a lovely compliment to you both!

That must make all the hard work worthwhile - to know that what you offer is so much better than somewhere else and that its very much appreciated by your guests.

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mpprh



Joined: 14 Jun 2005
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Location: Languedoc, France

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God moves in mysterious ways ?

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