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jedikuonji
01-30-2011, 01:20 AM
Theres a girls volleyball team staying at the hotel. All of them are in the 12 to 14 age range. The team was hanging out in the hallway outside one of our ballrooms where an event was taking place and I was tasked with asking them to move. There hadn't been any complaints or anything, but they were taking up the entire hallway and would have been in the way for people leaving the event.

So I head down and greet them and let them know there's a great place to hang out just down the hall if they wouldn't mind moving. The responses I got were shocking:

Sure.

No problem.

Sorry if we're in the way.

Sorry for being so loud.

I really want to find their parents and thank them.

Kristev
01-30-2011, 03:05 AM
What a miracle. Teenagers with manners? It's unprecidented.

Racket_Man
01-30-2011, 06:58 AM
What a miracle. Teenagers with manners? It's unprecidented.

FZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
BSOD
brain reboot

dang how in the hell did you get soo lucky?????

Thank the parents??? OMG Give them rooms for FREE

bhskittykatt
01-30-2011, 03:37 PM
Ironically at my hotel, most of the teen/preteen sports teams are usually pretty well behaved. It's actually the adult teams we have the most trouble with. (Had to actually call the police on one adult team once.)

Maybe there's a little bit of hope for humanity's future after all...

Barefootgirl
01-30-2011, 06:01 PM
To be fair, most of the teenagers I actually know (as opposed to the ghastly ones I read about) are lovely. My friend has three teenagers, aged 14, 15 and 16, and they are all lovely, thoughtful, considerate, hardworking kids. The BarefootSprog and i spent a week up in Norfolk with them, and the kids were wonderful, and made my littlie feel like part of a big family - she LOVED having big sisters and a big brother!

Similarly, there were quite a lot of teenagers on the yard where I used to keep my horse and again, they were smashing, polite, helpful kids.

I suspect that the majority of teenagers are pretty decent really, its jsut the awful ones are SO awful, that we can't see past their awfulness (is that even a word) to the good kids.

bainsidhe
01-30-2011, 10:45 PM
I used to work weekend night audit at a small hotel. I'd hear horror stories from the week-day night audit about sports teams being rude/noisy/etc. But the teams I had on the weekend were quiet. In 3 years, I think I only had to tell 2 rooms to quiet down, which they did. Of course when I saw the coaches, those coaches ruled with an iron fist, lol.

flyingember
01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Most of these kids are away from their parents so it's a treat for them.

why would they mess that up?

jedikuonji
01-31-2011, 09:29 PM
Most of these kids are away from their parents so it's a treat for them.

why would they mess that up?

Actually most of their parents were there in the hotel. That might have contributed to the good behavior.

customersruinmylife
01-31-2011, 11:28 PM
When I was 17, my friends and I hired out a holiday home out by the lakes. The owners of the house did not normally hire out to under 21's, but decided to break their policy for us just to test the waters (a pretty big risk in my opinion, there were 18 of us!!)

A couple of days after we all returned from the holiday, the owners called us to thank us, saying we left the house in the best condition they had ever seen it. Apparently when they hired it out to adults, things would often need replacing, such as carpets, doors and windows.

I'm quite proud that we were considered to be nice teenagers :D

Frantic Freddie
02-01-2011, 12:07 AM
Ironically at my hotel, most of the teen/preteen sports teams are usually pretty well behaved. It's actually the adult teams we have the most trouble with. (Had to actually call the police on one adult team once.)

Maybe there's a little bit of hope for humanity's future after all...

My brother was the basketball coach for the local high school for a year & the kids on the team were all very well-mannered,they came over to my house one day "Mr Frantic,Coach told us you might have some scrap wood for our bonfire?"
Showed 'em the woodpile & they picked up every scrap,then thanked me profusely.

Daemonmonkey
02-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Unfortunately it's the 10% of the population that behaves rude and hostile who destroys things for the rest.

Brojekk
02-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Unfortunately it's the 10% of the population that behaves rude and hostile who destroys things for the rest.

They're also the ones who get 100% of the attention/publicity.