I drew my Secret Santa today, and I couldn't keep it secret. I shared the news with 3 other women here because it was funny news to share.
Of all the people in my division who volunteered to participate, I drew the most unlikely of names. He's another new employee, very prestigious, and about 60 years my senior. The funniest part is his list of requests:
- Burt's Bees Hand Cream
- Athletic Socks
- Cookies of any kind
They're all very age appropriate, don't you think? I think this list is so cute. It has all the essentials, and then "cookies of any kind." How can I not get him everything?
It's the athletic socks that get me. I read that and immediately thought of the episode of Seinfeld in which Elaine has to buy socks for her new boss, Mr. Pitt. Even though I know my gifting won't happen like this, I still like to think of Dr. F reacting just like this:
From Seinfeld - The Chaperone
New scene - Elaine at Mr. Pitt's. He's trying on the socks she's brought him.
ELAINE: So, what do you think?
PITT (pulling up the socks): No.
ELAINE: You don't like them?
PITT: No, I don't like them.
ELAINE: What's wrong?
PITT: They're too tight.
ELAINE: Too tight?
PITT: There's no elastic, you need to pull too much
ELAINE (examining the socks): I think they look good!
PITT: They're cutting off the circulation.
ELAINE: Alright, well, I'll just take them back.
JERRY: Hi, Mr. Pitt! Is Elaine there?
PITT (hands the phone to Elaine): It's for you.
ELAINE: Sorry. Hello?
JERRY: Hey Elaine, it's me.
JERRY: We're going to Atlantic City.
ELAINE: Really? When?
JERRY: Today, right now! Are you in?
ELAINE: One second, hang on. (To Mr. Pitt) Excuse me, Mr. Pitt? Would it be alright if I got you the socks tomorrow?
PITT: But I was hoping for my new socks today!
ELAINE: Well, it's just one more day.
PITT: I'm sorry. I must have them today.
ELAINE (to Jerry): I can't go.
JERRY: Why not?
ELAINE: Because I have to return the socks and get different ones.
ELAINE: I gotta go.
So there's that,