Dear Nellie P. at The Front Desk

I’m writing to thank you for the amenity you sent to my room two weeks ago at The Four Seasons in Houston. That was very thoughtful, and I feel like an ingrate for checking out without expressing my gratitude in person. It was a hectic 24 hours. I’m also hoping you weren’t offended by the fact that I took the wine but left everything else behind. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve eaten a dessert, and I have no intention of backsliding anytime soon. But I can tell you this – resisting your donuts was harder than all the Dirty Jobs put together.

I smelled them before I saw them. Their aroma filled the room, and sent my salivary glands into overdrive. I immediately dropped my bags and went in search of the source, and when I found them, lying there on my counter in all their chocolaty glory, my knees buckled, my peripheral vision began to fade, and a dull humming began in my brain.

Honestly, they sight of them put me into a trance, and if it weren’t for the wine you kindly included, I’d have probably succumbed to the pastries right then and there. But I held firm, took comfort in the vino, and eventually, got myself back under control. Later that evening, on the way back from the loo, I even picked one up waved it under my nose, tempting fate and happily, overcoming it.

Anyway, I do appreciate the gesture, sincerely. You guys run a great hotel. Thanks again.


PS. Maybe next time, a cheese plate and some beef jerky?

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