It’s confession time. I lied today. I’m not a liar and I hate that I did it but I couldn’t think quick enough, and to be honest, looking back now I don’t know what else I could’ve said.
We did the Secret Santa thing at work and at the end of last week we revealed ourselves. I won’t dive into the fact that I didn’t get hardly anything on the days leading up to the "reveal" day, mostly because I had a blast giving things to the guy I was a SS to.
So on Friday my SS revealed herself to me by coming into my room and giving me my final "big" present. She handed it to me and said that she hoped I liked it. I said that I was pretty content with anything and that I’m sure I’d like it. It was busy in my classroom, so I didn’t take the time to open the gift right then. When I finally opened it, to my shock (and horror) I had received a bag full of Jean Nate products. Included was a bottle of perfume, lotion, body spray and a thing of powder (w/ puff). Powder? Do women use that stuff? I remember having some when I was little and I thought it was so grown up to use, but nowadays…yeah, I don’t think so.
And I won’t even mention that the perfume box had doodles all over it. If you look closely to the upper right corner of the transparent box, you’ll see the $9.99 price tag. Classy.
I certainly wasn’t going to wear the stuff, nor was I going to re-gift such a hideous thing. So that night we gave it away as a white elephant gift at our Christmas party. (Christy, I’ll be smelling you to see if you’re wearing it!) Well, this morning the lady asked me if I liked the scent. My reply? Immediately I thought of a great reply…"Oh, thank you so much for the gift!" Then I kind of turned to walk away, when she asked again, "Oh, well did you like it?" I smiled and said, "Yeah!" I am all for honesty, but in that moment I couldn’t think of the right words! Perhaps I could’ve said, "It’s an interesting smell!" But any bright person could see right through that remark.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to get me anything for Christmas, I love giftcards. 🙂