Pauline & Buddy were warmly welcomed by us when they arrived at dinner time.
Despite trying to reach them several times to find out what their ETA was, and whether they had any specific requests, we never got a reply.
We had finished preparing our own supper, and gave them complete access to our kitchen, and to our own food, as well.
We then invited them to watch a movie with us, which they did. All very pleasant. Afterwards, we all retired, as agreed to see each other for breakfast in the morning, before my departure for the airport.
They never appeared in the morning, and Rashid drove me to the airport pick up place, leaving a note for our guests to make themselves at home.
When he returned, at 11 AM, they were still sleeping. He had an appointment at noon, so had no option but to wake them.
We are a Bed & Breakfast, and don't know of any that give their guests breakfast after 11 AM, nor have we ever come across another B&B that offers guests free spring water, for that matter. Rashid did not deny either, but his discomfort was probably contagious, and caused them to bolt.
Anyway, it goes to show that clear communication & an iota of common courtesy are necessary to avoid misunderstanding. We will definitely do our best to improve both at our end, and hone our skills at offering hospitality to strangers in our own home.
By the way, Pauline, thank you so much for stripping the bed, that was so courteous and appreciated. Leaving the heater blaring, less so.