I have been traveling for 6 months now and I am always amazed and delighted by the wonderful people that I meet along the way.
Today as I went out for a few errands, I encountered many who were just going about their day. Most were in a rush and not particularly pleasant, one was very rude.
When I arrived back at the hotel, I asked the housekeeper for some coffee to take back to my room. She was so helpful and polite I wanted to give her a small tip.
Inadvertently, instead of giving her two single dollars, I gave her a twenty-dollar bill and a single.
I paused for a moment before realizing that not only did she deserve it, but I hoped it would be a nice surprise when she sees it later.
Here in the US, wages for service workers are abysmally low. Honestly, anyone who will clean up after me deserves more than I can give them.
I hope she remembers the gesture but not my room, I want her to be able to accept this very small token of my appreciation for all that she does.