Secret Santa Snafu


Here’s another timely piece to follow last week’s Thanksgiving post. Maybe next week I’ll have a new year’s story for you!

My husband and his coworkers exchanged names for Secret Santa. During Advent they left small gifts in each other’s mail boxes.

My husband sneaked a small package of Lindt Lindor chocolates (the best on the planet, IMHO) into –we’ll call him Frank’s–box just before Frank walked into the mail room.

Come to Momma!

Come to Momma!

So Frank sees the chocolates in his box and says, “Ah, man. This must be from my Secret Santa. Too bad I’m on a diet.” Then he turns to my husband: “Here, do you want these?”

Husband responds with a straight face, “Sure, I’ll just put them in my box and pretend they were a gift from MY Secret Santa.”

Frank says, “Oh, but if the person who gave them to me sees them in your box he might think I didn’t want them and gave them to you.”

Husband coolly responds, “That’s all right. I’ll just take them home then.”

Wife graciously volunteers to eat them all and hide the evidence.

27 responses »

  1. Haha, oh dear! But also yum, I love these chocs too, I love how they’re so smooth and a sensation of coldness when you eat them, well more cool than cold. Why didn’t it occur to Frank that your hubby could have been his SS? (That’s rhetorical by the way, I don’t actually expect you to have an answer!). I’ve often found secret santas to be disappointing, in that I feel I put a lot more thought into the one I give than appears to have gone into the one I receive! (That didn’t apply this year though when I was most pleased with the one I received).


  2. Haha, I Iove that story. Too funny. And it worked out tremendously for you! (Needless to say, as an introvert, I’ve never enjoyed Secret Santa exchanges. Or does that make me a scrooge?…)


  3. You had me at ‘Lindt Lindor Chocolates ‘ in the reader… omg……..lucky you. Our house can’t support any more chocolate of they will turn us in, although there is a tiny reed box in the candy bag that sports that same logo… Enjoy!


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