The kindness of strangers
The hotel staff left me a note wishing me "Alles gutte zum geburtstag" along with a box of peanuts and a split of brut. Which is a little strange. I don't recall mentioning my birthday at any time to anyone at the hotel. Besides which, my birthday was almost 2 weeks ago.
That being said, when I shake off my jaded, skeptical and suspicious layers, I will admit that it was a pleasant surprise. Ever so sweet.