January 20, 2010
Assistant to David Ocete,
Director General en Occidental Grand Xcaret
Carretera Federal Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, #307
77710 Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Dear Ms. Bartely:
My wife and I are looking forward to our stay at The Occidental Grand Xcaret with our son, from this Friday through the 31st of January.
Three years ago, we spent our honeymoon at the Occidental Grand Aruba. One day, I borrowed a spoon from a friendly waiter to eat some yogurt we'd purchased at a local grocery. He asked if I'd kindly return the spoon when I was done; I assured him I would.
Three years later, I've yet to return that spoon. I think about the Occidental whenever I see it (about once a week). And I don't lose a lot of sleep over this, but that spoon still looms large.
Now, finally: with our upcoming visit, I have my opportunity to return the spoon—if not to Aruba at least to the Occidental Hotel group.
Please forward this message to Mr. Ocete so that I may present him with The Occidental Spoon upon our arrival.
P.S. I am unfamiliar with the terms of a complimentary upgrade, though I hope you consider that my good-faith effort with The Occidental Spoon will qualify us.