Karl, from New York, understandably was extremely let down by his this Secret Santa experience:
“It was my first year working for the firm and being a new employee I only assumed that these kinds of activities were approached with a certain level of thought and creative planning. I spent quite a bit of time scouring stores and thinking of a creative gift for my colleague that fit within the insanely low budget, and was excited to see her reaction as she opened the carefully wrapped gift. When it was my turn to open my gift, I found a simple and small gift bag waiting for me. You can imagine my surprise as I reached into the gift bag to find an autographed picture of my "secret snowflake" (a grainy folded printout of her MySpace profile picture). The shot is one of those extended arm self portraits in which she was sweating profusely and making a kissy face at the camera. Also inside was a lame, no-name, CD that seemed to be thrown in as an afterthought. Never one to be ungrateful for a gift, I promptly took the photo and tacked it up in my cubicle for all to admire.”
Sadly, Karl has long since lost the photo, or else you’d be looking at it now.
Photo Credit: StarMama