I am from New Jersey. I work as an Environmental Engineer for ARCADIS U.S. I come to the DC area usually to visit my girlfriend. If you are a host and have questions about me, please get in touch. I will be happy to provide any additional details.
Hi Keely: when I first read your review, I was very upset because I knew we made a conscious effort to return your home to its original condition. Now, that I was allowed to rewrite my response in a more professional manner, this is how I would have liked to address your points:
About the trash and food on the kitchen floor, I know we woke up early that morning to clean the kitchen area. However, since we cooked two, three meals per day at your home, there is a chance something might have crawled underneath a tight spot, and we did not see it to pick it up. I also noticed that the kitchen floor is tilted, and we caught dinnerware as well as food rolling onto the floor a few times. We clean upped after ourselves every meal but there might be some spots we missed. It is unfortunate that we did not clean it up to your expectation. I am certain that if we had had the chance to conduct the house walk-through with you in the morning, you would have told us and we would have picked everything up.
The dishes were certainly washed and the pots and pans, although piled up, they were cleaned. We piled them up neatly underneath a towel on the countertop so that they could dry out. Again, we cooked a lot of our meals that weekend because the food in the city were too expensive and were not to our taste so that is the reason why the stove looked used. We also had to leave early for a flight that morning so that limited our ability to clean the stove to your standards.
The glitter must have been from my mother's traditional dress for the wedding. She did not realize that would have been an issue. Otherwise, she would not have worn that dress. I apologize for the inconvenience. I am not sure about the green towel. We certainly did not take it on purpose. Please check again and we will also check our luggage.
We are disappointed that we did not return your home to your expectation. Please accept our apologies and understand that we have made a conscious effort to respect your space. If there is anything I can do to placate your feelings, feel free to message me. Hope you have a better day.