Monday, December 8, 2008

The Secret

Who came up with this 'Secret Santa' crap? I really want to know.

I'm sure everyone is familiar with this inane tradition in the workplace: You are forced to draw a name and purchase a cheap gift for someone you wouldn't cross the street to spit on if they were on fire.

These people are, more often than not, just co-workers. They aren't your friends. You don't know anything about them other than the fact that they cannot spell, or they don't know how to walk with a cup of coffee without spilling it across the entire office floor. Not really great criteria for gift purchasing. And, to make matters worse, you get stuck with something stupid and useless that you have to thank someone else you hardly know for. I'm sure there are those that would love a tissue box cover that looks like a koala bear. I'm not one of them. Take this stupid thing back and leave me alone.

This is one of the stupidest things about this overblown religious-cum-retail holiday. Useless gifts from strangers. Ugh.

Luckily, there are others that feel the same way I do.



Jenn said...

Hahahaha ... that was so funny. I loved it. I dislike those things too. I don't actually want to know the people I work with. Working with them is bad enough, nine times out of ten, I don't want to actually know them.

Broken Canary said...

We do this at work too!! I believe its called Chris-child/Chris Ma or something like that.

Can't stand it! Thanks but, no thanks!

Tar said...

Yeah - Santa Steal - it's the same at my workplace. Last year I got a bottle of wine but I don't drink wine. The bottle has been sitting on a shelf for one year. The wine is better when it's older. Right? This year someone else got exactly the same brand of wine. Oh, well - it seems someone is getting rid of his/her unwanted supplies.