Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Funny Story...

My department at work decided to have a secret santa between the staff this year.  The rules for secret santa were that you were supposed to buy five little presents ($5 each) and one big present ($15) for the name you drew.  I decided to not be a Secret Santa because a) I would end up with 6 cheap presents that I did not want b) I would have to find the time to buy 6 crappy cheap presents for someone else, and c) we're trying to conserve money and $40 is a lot of money to spend on someone you only see at work (aka: I'm cheap).

So then the next thing I know, one of my co-workers put my name in the drawing anyway, even though I had never said I would participate.  So I had to them her no thanks I don't want to do this, but it was too late, they had already drawn names.  Then they had to make this huge announcement in front of everyone that I wasn't participating.  As if that wasn't enough, the person who drew me wasn't there, so they wrote it up in HUGE letters on the blackboard that LAURA IS NOT PARTICIPATING IN SECRET SANTA AND WHOEVER DREW HER NAME NEEDS TO GET A NEW ONE.  And then left it there for a week.


Talk about feeling like the scrooge of the office.  


DeeAura said...

Good grief! Talk about tactless! No worries, though. $40 is more than I spend on my parents, let alone a co-worker. I gave four cookies per person to the people in my office. I consider this a christmas gift because it was wrapped in a little festive bag. Voila. Merry Christmas, peeps. :) (Maybe I'm the cheap-o scrooge, but...auh...I don't care. :)

Marcus, Angie & Bug said...

haha that's kinda funny. ya, why would anyone think it's a good idea for you to spend $40 on a secret santa. i totally agree with you. some people are weird. oh well. merry christmas