Okay – turns out we are doing a secret santa at work. And I know this makes me sound like the Grinch – but BOOOOOOOOOOOO to mandatory Secret Santa!
I’m not sure why everyone is so excited about the whole Secret Santa thing. I was happy to finally be done my shopping…. now I have another person to buy for. And I seriously don’t even know who this person is. I have 80 people in my department and for all I know this girl got hired yesterday. I’m sure she’s nice and I’m sure she will be gracious about whatever she gets. But I don’t want to spend extra money on another person. I am a real grown up with actual expenses. Whereas, the majority of my coworkers seem to be extra cute 17 year olds living in their moms houses with major disposable income.
At least I’m not super invested on getting this chick the exact right thing. I don’t even know who she is – so no pressure on finding the perfect gift.
Maybe my dislike of Secret Santa goes back to the time I did it in high school. I got my person some really super cute barrettes and ties and clips and all sorts of mega cute hair accessories and what did I get in return? Steel wool scouring pads. For real. What the hell?! That musta been some weird fluke joke thing gone wrong – but even so, my previous experience makes me highly doubt I am going to get something awesome this time around.
If I get some lame box of tea and a scented candle I am going to roll my eyes. I’m not sure why I think that sucks so much since that’s exactly what I’m giving poor old Julia, or Jennifer, or Jessica, or whoever my person is.
Xmas Secret Santa can suck it. I’d rather spend my few measly dollars on someone I totally love.
Unless someone out there can tell me why Secret Santa Gift Exchanges are so popular and so great…. that might get me to change my mind. C’mon, everyone – I need a little convincing to get my heart to grow 3 sizes!