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Ask Flipped: Why do these twin girls keep showing up in the hallway of my hotel?

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And do I really have to “come play with [them]”?

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Dear Flipped,

My family and I are the caretakers for an old hotel in Colorado. We’re new to the hotel business, but it seemed like a good move for us. We enjoy running around in the famous maze, my husband’s working on his novel, and my son spends most of his time riding his Big Wheel. So far, so good, except that these two twin girls keep showing up in the hallway asking to play with my son. I certainly didn’t sign on to be a day care worker. Does this happen often in the hotel business?

Sincerely,

W.T.

Colorado

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Dear W.T.,

We’re afraid to have to tell you that no, actually, ghostly homages to Diane Arbus are not frequent visitors in old hotels. Are you sure you’ve kept the place clean? You might want to check the elevator for bloodstains. Also, make certain there are no corpses in any of the bathrooms. If there are a lot of rooms in the hotel, have your son check out some of the rooms—here at Flipped we believe in children helping out with chores at home.

Our best to you and your husband, and tell him not to work too hard! You know the saying about all work and no play. He should make sure to check out the Gold Room and have a nice drink with Lloyd.

Best

Flipped

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