Saturday, January 22, 2011
A good time
Every year we drew names for Secret Santa. Every year, you hoped someone good got your name. By good, I mean someone who doesn't think fruitcake is a delicacy. So when I drew, and got a good friend of mine (who definitely likes what she likes), I saw my opportunity. I immediately knew that I was going to prank her. I went to my mom's house and asked, "Hey, do you have any old junk that I could regift to my friend for Secret Santa?" She was more than happy to help me with my joke, and out from under the bathroom sink, she pulled a package of champagne bubble baths (still in their box). The cellophane was coming off and the Walmart sticker (old green kind) was still there. I had struck gold. I gathered up some other things from my house (to be honest what teacher doesn't have some stuff to regift?).
On Monday, the trick began. I can't really remember the order of the gifts that I gave (one was a gourd painted like an apple with a chip in the lid), but what I do remember is my friend showing me the "gifts" with an astounded expression and the words, "Look at this, LOOK AT THIS!" By the end of the week, pretty much the whole school knew what was going on (it's amazing that no one told). On Friday, I did give her real presents of things she actually does like. She was a good sport (even though I'm not sure she has truly forgiven me).
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.