You’d think that they’d have White Elephant parties a week after Christmas rather than a week before.
I mean, after your sister gives you a pair of Homer Simpson slippers, or your brother-in-law gives you a the football phone that obviously came with his Sports Illustrated subscription, or your mom gives you a Yankee Candle about the size of a toilet bowl, you’re going to want to unload those things but in a place where, maybe, somebody would actually want it.
I mean, there are some people out there who could use a pair of slippers. A post-Christmas party where you can exchange one man’s trash for another’s treasure would be the best way to do this.
We have to go to the White Elephant on Saturday night.
I have no Yankee Candles.
So, tomorrow after work, I’m going to get some perfect little White Elephant thing together. I’m thinking a fun combo: a jug of the good winter windshield washer fluid and one of those, I think they call them “funky”, winter hats. You know, something useful but not particularly fun mixed with something mildly less useful but brightly colored and “fun”.
Though if I stumble across a “COME BACK WITH A WARRANT” doormat, I know that it will be the gift that everybody steals from everybody else (given the set of “everybody” that will be showing up for the party). But I also know that I’ll be vaguely irritated by whatever the heck it is that we’ll end up with when we walk out of there. We’ll get stuck with a Yankee Candle or something.
Ah well. Come Christmas, we can give it to mom. She likes those.
So… what’s on your docket?