For the first time in many years, I bought Christmas presents for Chris and did not tell him what it was. I’m a big believer in getting things that people want rather than guess. I hate it when people waste money on things that I will never use or eat. So most years I ask Chris what he wants and I give it to him before Christmas. This year, however, I bought something that he may like.
So after wrapping it, he shook the present and said he had an idea what it was. I’m pretty sure he’s right since we were talking about it a couple of weeks ago. I asked him what he thought it was and he said he won’t tell me. Because if he guessed wrong, I might go out and buy that other thing also. So he didn’t tell me what it was.
I think it was best that he didn’t say because it may ruin the surprise. But also, if the giver is excited about the present that they got and the receiver guessed something else, then the giver may be self-conscious about not buying the right thing. Apparently this happened to him before. But the giver never got him the thing he guessed, which I think is worse.
He also has a second present that he shook and didn’t know what it was, so there is still a surprise for him.
I got to shake a couple of my presents and I pretty much know what they are. P,us one I was allowed to shake because it’s edible. I like shaking presents, I don’t know why. I like to try and guess.
As of right now, everything has been wrapped and labeled and ready for the big day. I even wrapped the box we’re using to carry the presents in. Chris’s family don’t open presents on the morning of Christmas nor the eve before. They wait until the evening, which I think is cruel and unusual punishment. But what are you going to do?
I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday and that your friends and family make you feel warm and safe.
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