My wife and I returned from a 2 week vacation in Punta Cana early December and have a question of the destination experts.
Last year we vacationed in Punta Cana and we met the most lovely young woman employee at the resort we stayed at - at the time she was pregnant and my wife and I thought it would be nice to give her a small monetary gift to buy something for the little one. Unfortunately she was on her days off when we left so it didn't happen. Fast forward to this years vacation and we were very happy to see this young lady still working at the resort - she remembered us by name and was so happy to see us. In conversation she gave us the exciting news that she had a boy!
My wife and I wrote a nice note and put a small gift in an envelope and gave it to her that evening explaining that we had wanted to give her the gift last year. After we gave her the gift she started to avoid us and acted strangely. It made us feel like we offended her. One evening we were at the bar and she happened to walk out by us not even acknowledging we were there; I walked up to her and explained we were leaving the next day and that we wanted to say good bye - she hugged me and seemed so happy. After that things were back to normal; chatting with us; smiling and made sure she took our drink order.
Does anyone have any ideas on what might have happened for her to react the way she did when we gave her the gift?