Mostly because I feel the need for some humor today.
But also because it’s relevant to the post.
At my current day job, we do a secret santa thing every year. I picked our receptionist. We call her my work daughter, she’s just about 18 in a week or so. She’s funny and silly and at times, she’s dingy.
I got some pretty good news today that I’m super excited about.
So, it started out with that.
D: I’m so excited. I’m crossing my fingers, my toes, everything!
Me: Me too! *I then unzip my hoodie to show her my Tinkerbell shirt*
D: *wide eyes* OMG! You can cross your boobs?!?!
Me: No, dork. I was showing you my shirt. My boobies are not floppy enough to cross!
(Btw, this is not embellished. This was how the conversation actually went. I don’t need to make things up with this girl for comedy purposes!)
Me: Oh! Before you open the doors and get ready for the food share, I need you to check your email.
D: Why? What did I do?
Me: Nothing, silly. I just need you to check your email.
D: *scared look*
Me: It’s okay! I wouldn’t fire you through email.
D: Oh god.
We chose secret santas a couple of weeks ago, and I got her. Which made shopping super easy, since I know this young woman like she’s my own daughter. But I have issue with secrets. I’m terrible at keeping the kind that involve gifts. I can’t NOT tell someone if I got them something I’m really excited about and think they’ll be happy with. I also can’t stand not knowing what I got. I used to be one of those unwrap in secret and rewrap gifts people. Actually, I still would be if A wouldn’t hide shit so well.
Anyway. I asked D who she’d gotten and of course, trusting darling that she is, she told me.
Then she asked me who I got. Pft. Right. Not that it wasn’t hard to keep it a secret, but I totally did. So she wandered out of my office feeling cheated and even though people suggested to her that maybe it was because SHE was my secret santa, she didn’t believe it. Why? Because she knew that I would have told her.
So she checked her email.
And of course, there was nothing there yet.
D: Omg. You were my secret santa, weren’t you?!!
D: Omg, I had no idea!! And S even told me it was probably you!
I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt. Fortunately, she laughed too, so it’s all good!
Today is a sad day for all of us. Take a few minutes to think about the good in life and hug someone you love and who makes you smile. And pass along a smile to someone else.