I own a cleaning company specializing in nightly rental (AirBnB type) condos at a major midwest tourist destination.
One of my clients is a businessman who owns and operates a coffee company in a small city. He provides coffee, equipment, etc to local businesses on his “route”.
He decided to place one of his “high end” coffee makers in his condo so that his guests would not have to pour in the water, as the coffee maker held approximately 32 ounces of water to be used to make coffee until it had to be refilled.
One day when he was visiting his own condo, I received a call.
Client: Hey you need to tell your housekeepers to quit pouring out the water when they clean the condo.
Me: What do you mean?
Client: Every time we come here there is NO WATER IN THE COFFEE MAKER.
Me: Don’t you think your guests are making coffee and using the water up?
Client: No, there’s no water in it so clearly you’re pouring it out when youclean the condo.
Apparently, he believes that this coffee maker miraculously creates water out of thin air and that no one EVER needs to actually pour water into the reservoir.
So now when we know he’s coming, we just top it off. He hasn’t said a word.