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Old 07-05-2017, 03:17 PM
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Default Another last minute cancellation/sob story

I really wonder about peoples' consciences these days.

As many of you know, I own vacation rentals. They are the source of a lot of my personal income.

We have a 30 day cancellation policy on all of our rentals. If you cancel within 30 days, you forfeit the rent. That's because we don't have the opportunity to re-rent the cabin.

So a lady calls me today...her reservation is in 4 days - July 9 - for a full week.

"Well, my son takes care of an elderly gentleman who is related to his niece, and his niece was going to take over care of the elderly gentleman while my son came on vacation with us. Well, his niece fell in the shower and broke her elbow and we would like a refund."

Of course, I went through the 30 days deal, and she went off on how I was being greedy and inconsiderate.

So let me get this straight: You don't know me from Adam, call me up with your personal problem, and want ME to bear the financial responsibility for it? How would anyone with half a brain consider that fair?

I pay plenty enough every day for my own personal tragedies and problems, without indemnifying all of my renters for their problems too!


Sorry for the rant.
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