The World’s Most Expensive Mango

It was a warm summer in New York. I had just finished a lovely breakfast delivered to my suite at a very posh luxury hotel overlooking Central Park. A granola, yogurt and fruit parfait, toasted bagel, crispy bacon, coffee with milk, and the freshest squeezed orange juice had just set me back $80 with tip.

Excuse me sir, was there a lobster, truffle and caviar omelet missing?” 

NYC Luxury Hotel Room Service

 After a full day of boutique shopping, I stopped into a neighborhood market to buy a “Ripe Mango: $.99 each” The savvy plan: I’ll eat this for breakfast instead of ordering room service, and I’ll add the savings to my shoe shopping budget.

Back in my hotel room, I dropped off my purchases, grabbed a Diet Coke from the minibar and replaced the empty slot with The Mango, readjusting it several times to fit.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

The next morning, I pulled out The Mango but decided I couldn’t resist the temptation to have breakfast in bed again.  After all, room service is one of life’s little luxury perks, isn’t it? Prada would have to wait a little bit longer.

I placed The Mango back into the slot and ordered the prix fixe special hotel breakfast. Note: Ordering breakfast a la carte in a New York City luxury hotel will always set you back an arm and a Jimmy Choo.

The Mango

The Mango

That afternoon, The Mango would have been a perfectly suitable sweet fix, but the Godiva bar I also was saving was calling me. I carefully placed The Mango back into the Diet Coke slot, shut the door and savored a piece of the decadent chocolate.

Checking out of the hotel the next morning (finally having enjoyed the deliciously ripe tropical fruit), I reviewed my bill of all my charges. This was strange… Minibar: $35.00. How can this be? For days I had resisted all my impulsive urges for midnight gummy bears and the nutty rainforest crunch! I even put the Pringles back!

Then it hit me…

The Mango in the minibar! I had forgotten that it had a sensor which detects when items have been removed and then auto-charges to your room account. Fortunately, the hotel was kind enough to believe my apologetic and rambling juicy fruit of a story and reversed the extra charges.

But today, if you don’t mind, I would like to boast that I, Tiffany Dowd, have eaten the “World’s Most Expensive Mango,” and by the way, it goes great with the jumbo cashews! 

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7 Comments on “The World’s Most Expensive Mango

  1. I love your blog Tiffany! I am an avid traveler as well (I like to refer to it as jet-setting) 🙂
    I also reside in the Boston area, although I have a soft spot for San Diego, a city I lived in for a year. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. yep, it really becomes too calculative when eating in big hotels especially with limited funds, but that makes it fun 🙂

    good to see you make healthy eating choices,
    cheers,

  3. I can never resist room service either!

    And that story is hilarious. At least it was a round fruit like a mango, if it were a banana, who knows what the sensors would have detected!

  4. Great post! i like it, please bookmark this page in digg or mixx so that anyone could find it easily. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this information. You guys have made a neat website

  5. This is the first time I comment on your site, but I’ve been keeping up with your work for a while now. I admire the passion with which you tell your stories and hope someday I can do the same. Love

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