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Old 10-05-19, 12:27 PM
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raybo
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
Raybo -

I think that "This is my office."
And "I need to start working at 8:00."
Is pretty darn direct info.

Some people and most dogs have selective hearing.
Or maybe it's - Some dogs and most people have selective hearing.
John,

A much more direct thing to say would be "This is my office and you need to be out of it at 8am." Then, I would post a sign there that says the exact same thing. Then, I would simply come in at 8am, say good morning and start working.

I'd also put on your acceptance email that your guests understand that they need to vacate the room by 8am. I'd also ask them to acknowledge that they understand your house rules.

While I don't think your message is too subtle, I do think you haven't made clear to your guests what you want them to do: "Clear the room by 8am" is different then "I work here starting at 8am."

Keep in mind that people on a long bike tour, especially those who ride solo, might have entered that state of mind where reality is reduced to eating, riding, and sleeping. In such states, people might not register the difference between "I need to work here at 8am" and "I need you out of this room at 8am."
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