I just started watching Once Upon a Time with my bff (she’s BEEN watching it…so I’m starting WAY late and have missed all the old seasons).
I’d just like to say that Hook is hot and Peter Pan is an insufferable little shit.
Right! A couple of regulations — the ones you mentioned in your post wouldn’t even be hassles really — can go a LONG way.
Exactly! And if the dog is a legit service animal (only dogs and mini horses are currently listed as acceptable service animals) then the handler should have NO PROBLEM making sure that they have identification for the dog. The ID doesn’t have to say what disability the dog is used to treat, only that it’s a registered and licensed service dog/mini horse.
If someone would have a problem with it… it makes me think that their “service dog” isn’t actually a service dog. It’s a pet.
Emotional Support Animals (used for depression) aren’t currently subjected to the same guidelines. We don’t have to allow them to be at a hotel. They have to pay a pet fee if there is one that the hotel charges.
That sounds so incredibly frustrating and I’m sorry you have to deal with someone like her/the situation in general. :(
It makes me so mad! Because of how things are set up, I’m skeptical of EVERY person that comes to the hotel with a service animal because I dunno if they’re lying or not. I hate that.
tl;dr — a front desk lady rant
One of my biggest annoyances with being a front desk lady is the policy on Service Animals.
There are so many restrictions on us and there’s no way to stop people that don’t legitimately NEED the service animal from abusing the system.
I have a lady staying at my hotel tonight with TWO large german shepherds. She’s stayed here multiple times before and I’ve never seen the dogs before today. She claims that they’re service animals.
- She never said at check in that she had two service animals. Finding out hours after she checks in that she has dogs isn’t exactly fun.
- We have rooms that are SPECIFICALLY pet friendly because people have pet allergies. The room that she’s currently in isn’t pet friendly. We’re now going to have to deep clean that room after they leave to make sure that other guests aren’t affected.
- When I asked her why she didn’t tell me she had the dogs, she said “I don’t have to”. Actually… yeah, you do. You need to let people know that the dogs are THERE. You don’t have to say what services the dogs are supposed to be doing, but we still need to know that the dogs are on the premises.
- When I walked away from her room door, she all but slammed the door in my face.
I’m so annoyed that the government has made it so easy for people to scam the system. I’m not saying that this woman doesn’t legit need both dogs…and/or that they aren’t service animals… but there needs to be across the board regulations for them. They should be required to wear vests showing that they are SERVICE ANIMALS. They should be required to have to show something (like an ID for the dog) that says that they are a certified Service Animal.
How else are people going to know that the animals are legit? Use the honor system? PLEASE. People lie about everything. There is literally NOTHING right now that is stopping people from lying that their pet is a service animal so that they don’t have to pay a pet fee.
Because of the way the law is set up right now, I am only legally allowed to ask two questions.
- Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
- What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
That’s it. That’s all I’m allowed to ask.
I’m so frustrated.
I have nothing against the use of Service Dogs. I think they’re wonderful. I DO however dislike how easy it is for people to abuse the system and how tied the hands are of people like myself and other hotel people and poeple in other industries are.
As far as I’m concerned… the dogs can stay. That lady and her people need to go.
I just got my first test back of the semester.
103 out of 107.
I’m rewarding myself with chocolate.
I have two women that sit near me in class. We were put into a group today and I found out that they’re from Sudan.
They’re SO sweet. They taught me how to say thank you in Arabic. Don’t ask me to spell it. Lol
We don’t have assigned seating on my class but we’ve all sat in the same place since school started. Some lady just took this girl’s spot.
It’s going to be war.
- 6 yo: Are you married?
- Me: No, I'm not.
- 6 yo: You need a husband.
- Me: I don't even have a boyfriend.
- 6 yo: Well you need one of those too.