Airbnb host

RoF advice pls.

I'm staying in Cornwall for the week in an airbnb, owned by a single codger (not Teclis, as far as I'm aware) - I'm in top floor of the East Wing (!) and it turns out it was the dowager residence of the next door National Trust property which should have given me an indication BUT ANYWAY 

 

Last night he asked if I'd like to join him for a G&T in the drawing room downstairs which I thought was very sweet (he definitely regretted this when he saw my dishevelled post-sea-swimming appearances as I go a bit feral on holiday).

Very pleasant, had a good nosey round the ground floor. And then, out of nowhere (well, a tenuous link to me being a lawyer) "Are you acquainted with Sharia law?" Then despite my response in the negative, he proceeded to crack open an annotated translated version of the Qur'an, directing to memorised paragraphs which indicated that Islam believes girls aged 9 can be married, parents can kill offspring, and Muslims must spread Islam by force. This turned into a rant about Tommy Robinson being the country's patriotic saviour and a narration of various Wikipedia articles about British people killed by Muslims. He's apoplectic about plans for a local mosque as he sees this as evidence of a caliphate. He's keen I stay vigilant to this threat.

Sadly I endured this on only one G&T. And I've got 2 more nights here.

 

My question to RoF is: what should I write in the visitor book when I leave?

 

 

Heh! (No idea what this says but LOL)

I might don a headscarf on my exit

You’ve discovered you’re staying with a right wing nutter and you’re planning to stay two more nights?! Sounds like someone the Police would be advised to keep an eye on 

The scary part is I bet he's not unusual

This is why I always click "entire property"

Also sniggering at doggers. ML - he is a complete nutter but of the nearly-dead white British upper class variety (He started off on the subject of inheritance tax, another point of outrage) and I don't think he's got it in him to be anything other than angry in his drawing room.

Defo Clergs.

 

And this is a whole property, it's technically a self-contained flat. He's in too close proximity for comfort though tbh

Fair enough. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your time at EDL towers, heh

ask if he can recommend any halal restaurants nearby 

Martian Law

05 Sep 19 15:25

You’ve discovered you’re staying with a right wing nutter and you’re planning to stay two more nights?! Sounds like someone the Police would be advised to keep an eye on 

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This. 

The man has clearly committed a Thought Crime. I'm amazed you haven't already effected a citizen's arrest and had him carted to a suitable tribunal pending admission to a re-education camp.

Tonight you need to crack open a bible and read out some of the more wacky stuff in there to him.

Nine year old girls being married, fathers killing their offspring and fighting the good fight should all be in there.

Why on Earth did you say yes to the drink?

the inevitable result was either batty tedium or a try on. 

Just say no kids 

It's terribly kind of you, Airbnb superhost - but no, I'm having drinks with the Gruffalo....

 

A Gruffalo?  What's a Gruffalo?

 

A Gruffalo?  Why, didn't you know?

His eyes, are normal but his skin is brown

He worships on the other side of town

 

 

And... where are you meeting him?

 

Why here - near to Exeter

and his favourite food is racist brexiter!

 

What should you write in the visitor book:

 

  1. Stay off religion and politics unless your guest indicates to the contrary
  2. Even if you think your guest HAS indicated to the contrary, ask yourself whether you are confusing your desire to rant with their willingness to engage/listen
  3. Your guest's eyes glazing over should be an indication that it is time to stop regardless of (1) and (2)
  4. Go fuck yourself, you weird, bigoted loony

Politely decline further invites, explaining that you have to visit Tecco Towers to see an old special forces chum.wink

“I am a twat at least I could have stayed for free with someone who I actually know is mad and just avoided him”

My question to RoF is: what should I write in the visitor book when I leave?

 

"Damn trop bloke, have already rebooked for Xmas"

“An oasis of bigoted fuckwittery in a charming neighbourhood”

Bringing up religion or politics with strangers is pretty bad form. Especially when they are your guest. 

He does sound like an anti-Muslim bigot, but that does not mean he is wrong about Islam.

Being an anti-Muslim bigot is, of course, wrong. 

He seems to have done his research on the Koran, though I am not sure the bit about Aisha’s age is actually in the Koran (though I may be wrong) I thought that was from the Hadith? 

Badman, this is a great line. I am stealing this. 

“Even if you think your guest HAS indicated to the contrary, ask yourself whether you are confusing your desire to rant with their willingness to engage/listen”

And, yes I do recognise myself in this.