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Lead with Kindness : No Room at the Inn for Haters

August 17, 2015 by WhiteStone  

Liebesschlsser auf der HohenzollernbrckeThis is perhaps one of the shortest blog posts in the history of bloggers:

We had a jaw-dropping incident here recently where some dinner guests used racial epithets towards one of our wonderful servers.  Appalled guests at nearby tables apologized to him. (We did not know about this at that moment, because nobody wanted to disturb us while we eating here ourselves with family and friends as we celebrated a special occasion of our own.) In 28 years we had yet to see people like this come in here. No – hang on, 27 years. In our first year as innkeepers I received a special unsigned letter that wondered if I had wetted my finger and stuck it into an open electrical socket. Remember big 80’s hair?!

The Deerfield Inn is a place of kindness, care, and warmth. Your happiness is important to us and we care about you, but we have no tolerance for intolerance. This is not a place for prejudice. If you are the kind of person who has cruel and unkind thoughts and words about the people you see around you, you may not express them here. If you do, we will be glad to show you the door. We welcome everybody of any gender, ethnicity, and creed, but haters will never be welcome in this building.