It happens once a year. You and your coworkers draw names for Secret Santa. Here's a word of advice, be mindful of the person who'll be purchasing that gift for you.
For example, last year Von had the
sheer luck of drawing one of our coworkers. Now this young lady didn't
ask for a nice fluffy Snuggie or a pair of comfortable slippers. She
wanted a copy of 50 Shades of Grey. If you want the book, that's fine,
that's your business, your personal business. My question is
why would you want to put someone you work with in the awkward position
of purchasing a book that's has the stigma of being 'Mommy Porn'? Now
you're leaving a coworker with the decision of whether to gift wrap it
or just throw it in a paper bag.
Being a Secret Santa is all
about the spreading the Christmas Spirit. There's nothing like the joy
of picking out the perfect gift for someone you work with and the look
of glee as they open their gift. I shouldn't have to be embarrassed
going to the store and purchasing an item on your list. Gift buying
shouldn't be a life altering decision. So if the thing on your list
requires batteries or has three speeds, unless it's a blender, take it
off. Yes, that even includes that paperback copy of Taken by the T-Rex ;
) Please refrain from putting personal items on you wish list. Happy
Holiday Season y'all!