A flock of seagulls got Nova Scotian Nick Burchill blacklisted from the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, British Columbia back in 2001. A naive Burchill needed a place to chill a suitcase full of pepperoni which was intended for some Canadian Navy buddies, he decided to open his window at the Fairmont Empress to let some cold air into the room. He went out for a walk and returned to a disaster, saying on Facebook:
"I remember walking down the long hall and opening the door to my room to find an entire flock of seagulls in my room, I didn't have time to count, but there must have been 40 of them and they had been in my room, eating pepperoni for a long time...They immediately started flying around and crashing into things as they desperately tried to leave the room through the small opening by which they had entered. The result was a tornado of seagull excrement, feathers, pepperoni chunks and fairly large birds whipping around the room."
Burchill is ready to make amends with the Fairmont Empress nearly two decades after the unfortunate incident. His online confession/apology to the hotel went viral, resulting in his permanent ban being lifted. You can read his entire letter below: