Dear Sir or Madam,
I wasn't sure who would get this email. A few months ago I took a trip out to Phoenix, AZ. Boy was I lucky. I picked the
perfect time to go out there since I missed the big February storm here! The weather was just perfect. But I got stuck
at the airport and had some trouble getting back home. I'm in Selden, NY (off Middle Country Rd, right next to the Taco
Bell). When I got back Sam and Ralph (in accounting) gave me a hard time and said that I should deduct that time from my
expense report. They were just joking around. In fact, they are the ones who gave me the nickname "World Travelling Steve
Wilson" because of all the travelling I have to do for my job.
The reason I am writing is because while I was in Phoenix I wanted to pick up a souvenir. My friend Jesse and his girl wanted
to take me to Bolo World (the world's largest bolo tie emporium) but I guess it moved since we couldn't find it. Instead
we drove around the southwest part of Phoenix looking for a good place to buy souvenirs. We finally found this guy with
one eye and one leg who was selling keychains out of his truck. I think he called himself Caliche Sanchez. I've never
heard that name before. It's probably a family name. I asked Jesse to stop so I could pick out a good keychain. I needed
the souvenir for my wife, Geraldine. She just loves desert southwest souvenirs! I found this scorpion in some plastic made
into a keychain. I thought Geraldine would love that one so I bought it for $4.95 (tax included). As I left the keychain
man said something about the curse of kaleidoscopes or kokopelli or cockatoos or something like that being part of the deal.
When I got back Geraldine loved the scorpion but she did a little bit of research and found that the keychain was made in Thailand
and not Arizona! Can you believe that? Not only that but we've had the worst luck since we brought that keychain back.
My favorite coffee mug broke! At least the curse was authentic. But now we don't know if it's a desert southwest curse
or a Thai curse! If it's a Thai curse then it certainly isn't part of the desert southwest experience.
My question to you is where can someone buy an authentic scorpion in a glass keychain? One made in Arizona with real Arizona
scorpions. And do you know anything about the curse of kaleidoscopes (or whatever it is) and how to lift them? Is there
a special keychain I can get to balance everything out?
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!
World Travelling Steve Wilson