Wednesday, 1 January 2014

My Secret Santa

Now, I know I risk sounding rather ungrateful here, but I have to admit that I have never had a " good" pressie from work's secret Santa.
It is such a regular anticlimax, that I no longer look for my gift when I go to work over the Christmas period.
Last night some bright spark " found" my pressie and in front of the other staff proudly brought it out for its official unveiling 
Now I may be many thinks to many people......but I am not..... ( and I repeat) am not a person who would EVER be seen dead in a cheaply made, all in one , superman themed , red and blue baby grow

Having said that, there is one person, not a million miles away from me, that HAS taken a shine to the offending piece of clothing
He has been wearing it all morning
Wonders never cease


66 comments:

  1. Does it frighten the dogs? Happy New Year. X

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    1. It is now 4pm and the onsie remains firmly in place

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  2. Use it as a fire lighter; It's probably inflammable too.

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  3. Mmmmmmm....really?

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  4. Yes ~ I hate Secret Santa presents too ~ like you say, you end up with stuff you don't want, don't need or don't like and end up regifting ~ which makes me think why do we put so much effort into thinking about what we buy someone for Secret Santa when it invariably gets regifted.

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    1. I just would like that one year I get something...well....appropriate

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  5. And I thought I looked a t**t in MY Christmas onsie!
    Not a good look
    Gill

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    1. Baby grows...baby grows

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  6. Ha Ha Ha ! Jess received some naff Christmas nickers in her work's Secret Santa; needless to say she won't be wearing them !

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    1. Good job I never received any

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  7. You have some strange work-mates.

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    1. They are nurses......what can I say?

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  8. I don't know, I think it would be quite appropriate for you to wear in the Ukrainian village as the storm lashes and you gather your brood and shut them safely in their hutches...besides, you would not mind getting this outfit covered in shit!

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    1. I think chris is going to keep it

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  9. Ha ha .... Can completely understand the drop your head in shame stances !

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  10. Secret Santa eh? When I tried to get out of it at work I was called several very unflattering names about what a grinch I am. So just to be bad I went to the person who I had to buy for, told them I was their secret Santa and asked them what they wanted. From pat history, like yourself, I know the gifts are usually shi*.

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    1. That's what I do!
      It's just manners

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  11. I don't know what your worrying about. Your dogs, chickens, ducks, Mary, etc etc already know you are a Super Man. So wear it with pride!! ( or not)

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    1. I do wish I had X-ray eyes

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  12. That must be the most unflattering item of clothing I've ever seen. How to be laughed at by the entire neighbourhood in one easy lesson....

    I've usually been disappointed by Secret Santas as well. People seem to be blind to my personal tastes, even if I've spelt it out for them umpteen times.

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  13. Well he is "Your Hero" after all! ;-)

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  14. Good god, that is a hideous garment. What a bizarre gift to get you! But Hippo has a point. Good gear for mucking out the hen houses!

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  15. Ok.....cal me crazy but.....I love it!!!!!!!

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  16. .......but you are a superman John!

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  17. My OH gave up on the Secret Santa the year he was presented with a shovel and a tag attached to it reading "To help you clear up all the s**t you have to deal with at work every day!". Mind you, I think you would have found a shovel much more useful than the Superman outfit! Happy New Year John and keep us going with the laughs in 2014.

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    1. I would have loved a shovel sue

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  18. Everyone needs a Superman around the house.

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  19. I am with Chris - I would like something like that. There wouldn't be a week between the shirt and pants for a draft. :-)

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  20. Fits him quite well...has he been practicing leaps off the bed so his cape will fly.

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  21. I can see you now running down the village streets flapping your arms in the breeze....to save the day....oh wait that was Mighty Mouse.

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  22. I always thought Chris was a person of good taste and sartorial elegance............life is full of surprises!

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  23. Nice pic for Chris' office!
    Jane x

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  24. I see he is hiding his face - otherwise you could have used the photo for blackmail if ever the need arose. ;)
    Our Secret Santa, between 14 forum friends, had to be hand-made gifts and givers were definitely kept secret until after Christmas day when we then tried to guess them.
    I did a painting which seemed popular when its photo was published; my beautiful gift was 2 Christmas tree ornaments, one hand-stitched in 'leaves' to look like a pine cone of red & green material, the other was a bauble covered in delicate beaded chains of gold, all glittery and exquisitely made. VERY pleased - and we're doing it again next year. Happy Wotsits to you & Chris for 2014. xx

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  25. Is it my imagination or is Chris a little excited this morning?

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  26. Don't be concerned unless Chris leaves the house.

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  27. At a boy Chris! Now where did that 'Lois' outfit go?

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  28. Where does one find the requisite telephone booth these days?

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  29. It's kinda hilarious, though! A "nice" gift wouldn't give you near as good blogging material! Besides, he's kinda sexy in that get-up....if I were you I'd be feinting all around the house begging for rescue...

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    1. Do I look the feinting type? Lol

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  30. yay I love it!

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  31. Your one and only Superman!

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    1. Does that make me his Lois?

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  32. You know, at my work a couple of years ago, we started putting a clipboard in the break room with all our names and then we put things we wanted or were interested in. That way we didn't have to worry about possibly getting something we didn't want during secret santa. For example I might write under my name, 'gardening books/tools, cookbooks, iTunes gift card, a particular CD or two I want, etc'. Then we can all look at each others names and have an idea what the person we chose might like to have. It saves a lot of heartache, usually, ha.

    Love the Superman....I think you need a Batman version, and get a doggie version of Wonder Woman for Winnie and then you can start your own Justice League....

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    1. On reflection it was worth getting just for a good blog entry

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  33. With all the clever comments you got on this post the outfit was really worth it !

    cheers, parsnip

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  34. Lol...he looks like a Superhero :)
    Happy New Year to you both John and Super Chris !
    ~Jo

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  35. Umhahahaha! Happy New Year.

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  36. Not a good look!!!!

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  37. Well, as it is not Winifred then there is only one person it can possibly be (although it could be you in disguise.)

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  38. I'm just thinking of the line from the old super noodles advert where at the end the bloke says "are they really super?"

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  39. Awwwww.....give him a super squeeze for me!

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  40. I am surprised that Chris would even let that foreign synthetic crap touch his body for a moment let alone the entire day. Are you sure it's Chris posing in that abomination? Just as surprising is the fact that he allowed you to memorialize the lapse in judgement with a photograph. Note to self - excellent blackmail material. Such a radical change of pace for the usually well dressed & polished professor, Perhaps the start of a fetish or multiple personality disorder? If Chris gets into bed tonight wearing this get-up, then an intervention may be in order - ASAP.
    John, so sorry that this "gift" found its' way into your life. It might make good nesting material for the chicken if shredded up. Unfortunately, there is no accounting for peoples' bad taste & lack of judgement. Best to make it known that you will not be participating next year so no one spends time being as thoughtful as they were this year;

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  41. That would be perfect for Willy Dunne Wooters.

    Love,
    Janie

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  42. Words can't describe what is going through my head while looking at this picture. Or maybe they just have?

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  43. I can't believe that was someone's choice for a secret santa gift. Jeez. The Dirty Santa game, yes....but a serious gift? WTH were they thinking?!

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  44. Here I was thinking that the red and yellow would go nicely with your eyes

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