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Gift Exchange Loser, A Perennial Title

Robby's Christmas Party

I stole these cards. We're very, very happy together.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart. And Skye gave away a handmade painting at the annual white elephant gift exchange.

Did you read about that? Do it now.

I’ll wait.

Are you back? Great.

Then you know last year Skye’s present wasn’t…popular.

This year we decided early what we were bringing and bought our white elephant presents on Black Friday. We felt confident our gifts would be oft stolen.

Time came for the gift exchange and we gathered in the living room ’round the presents. We drew numbers and laughed and Robby yelled at us to pay attention and we laughed some more and reminisced about how that happens every year.

Then a girl picked up a rectangular box wrapped in blue snowflake paper. She tore open the front and quietly exclaimed “oh my gosh, I don’t want this!”

The present being opened was The Dark Knight in a Batman mask DVD case and the girl misunderstood and thought the present was just a plastic mask.

Though I was on the other side of the room and didn’t hear the original statement, I was in luck because Robby was sitting nearby. He loudly repeated the girl’s statement, yelling “Megan, write that down!”

Apparently everyone had read my last post about the gift exchange and considered this an appropriate sequel.

And they were right.

Though given the anonymity of the gift exchange, none of the other attendees knew the true humor of the situation.

For the gift that produced such disgust?

It was Skye’s.

I just can’t wait for next year,


{ 18 comments… add one }

  • Hoosier at Heart December 30, 2010, 5:22 am

    I just want to know how you and Skye found each other in this big ol’ world of normal people.

    • Skye December 30, 2010, 9:11 am

      Hey! What’s so weird about a Dark Knight DVD? Megan didn’t even show you the pictures of me pretending to be a reindeer!

  • Alaina December 30, 2010, 7:00 am

    See! Your post wasn’t taken badly at all! No need to worry 🙂

  • Heather December 30, 2010, 8:09 am

    Okay, I was clearly either extremely inebriated (I did have 4 glasses of wine and a shot of vodka by the time the gift exchange was happening), or I was abducted by aliens while at the party — I don’t remember this either, although I seem to have some interesting photos of said person (at least, I think it was this person?) holding up a rectangular box laughing and exclaiming something, and Robby laughing with her.

    Any way, poor Skye! I hope I get her gift next year for I know I will LOVE IT.

    • Skye December 30, 2010, 9:13 am

      Thank you, Heather! 🙂 It did end up getting stolen 2 or 3 times, so it was a success after all- the initial reception was just hilarious.

  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds December 30, 2010, 9:14 am

    How fun! We’re really just not that creative with our gift giving.

    Hope you and yours have a Happy New Year!

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor December 30, 2010, 9:37 am

    Next year Skye should hide something truly fabulous in an ugly present and then, when she ends up with it at the end of the evening she should smugly reveal the truth and give a lecture on true value being on the inside and not judging a book by its cover and whatnot.

  • Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure December 30, 2010, 10:24 am

    I fail to see why anyone would not want a black mask? Masquerades are such fun parties and now you don’t have to buy a costume. The DVD just makes it 10x better. But I’m weird like that.

  • Erica December 30, 2010, 4:27 pm

    I just want to say that I was aghast when I found out that the Dark Knight was Skye’s. That initial reception was SO unfair–that is an AWESOME movie! It deserved to get stolen, so I’m happy it did.

  • Rebecca December 30, 2010, 5:21 pm

    I’m so glad that someone else calls it white elephant! It’s been a tradition in our family for years and no one ever knows what the hell I’m talking about. LOL

    This year I stole some delicious Cresedunk Christmas Ale! One of my best steals ever 🙂 Happy New Year!!!

  • liz December 30, 2010, 7:12 pm

    i don’t think any white elephant i’ll ever take part in will ever hold a candle to yours.

  • missy jill December 30, 2010, 8:48 pm

    This is so much better than Iron Chef re-runs (current offerings in Grandma’s house). I’ve MISSED you. It’s heartening to see your life has gone on despite my inability to read about it. SO glad to be back on board. I’m going to go catch up now…

  • Jodi December 30, 2010, 8:51 pm

    I’m so good @ those White Elephant gift exchanges that I don’t even have to ATTEND to get a present!! :o) seriously! I have my daughter’s boyfriend BRAINWASHED (untentionally of course). He brought me his gift that he got from my ex-in-laws Christmas exchange. It couldn’t be because it was a three stacked snowman statue right? Naw…. it’s the brainwashing…

    • Megan December 30, 2010, 10:19 pm

      Man, you clearly have the white elephant gift.

      I bow down to you and your stacked snowmen.

  • Trinity December 31, 2010, 12:24 am

    I always feel so weird at those gift exchanges! We have one at work and this year my gift at least did a little better than last year! Last year it as earrings and a guy got it. oops.

  • Kimberly December 31, 2010, 10:23 am

    At least it wasn’t a Basic Instincts anniversary collection DVD with including ice pick that doubles as a pen…was that awkward?
    Yea, we own that one.
    I blame the man.

  • Glamamom December 31, 2010, 12:23 pm

    No way! So rude. I’m going to host one next year and kick out the first person who makes and ungrateful comment.

    I would have loved that gift. Great flick and great gift Skye.

    Happy New Year Megan!! It was awesome meeting you this year and I hope to do so (awkwardly) again in ’11.

  • Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip January 1, 2011, 4:18 pm

    I want to go to a party with you guys. You guys are always having all kinds of hilarity and fun. Can I tag along next year?

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