Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Office Christmas Party


So last Friday I organized my first of two big Christmas parties. The one last Friday was for my work. The one this Friday is for my ward.

Everyone had a great time at the office party. We had lots of food (Mexican food), there were Christmas movies playing, pool table, foose (sp?) ball, basketball court and, of course, the dreaded white elephant gift exchange.

There was a big debate in the office over what white elephant really means and as it turns out I didn't know what it meant. I have since learned that white elephant means wrapping up the most pointless item in your house and bringing it. Pretty much like what Mike and Nathan do for birthdays and Christmas....

Anyway, there were about 60 people there so we divided it up into two white elephant gifts. One for children and one for adults. Obviously I wasn't the only person who didn't know what white elephant was either....some guy brought an iPod. Yes. Someone brought a video iPod nano to the white elephant gift exchange. He ran over and told me about it and I told him not to enter it in. I told him to just take it back and watch the game. He told me to just throw it in the mix and someone will just hit the jackpot.

Well. #13 opened the iPod and couldn't believe her eyes. #14 took it from her. And #15 (me) took it from her and that was that!! I went home with the iPod :-) I actually already have one...so it actually went home with Dusty, but hey, can you say FREE Christmas present :) I sure as heck can!

Dusty and I were laughing so hard because the girl who opened the iPod originally went home with my Dollar Store Christmas decoration and I went home with the iPod she opened up. I don't feel that guilty though because she brought a wrapped up phonebook!

What is the dumbest (or best) white elephant gift you have given or received?

3 comments:

Angela said...

I can't think of many gifts though I've known people who's families have passed the stupidest things back and forth for years. This last time, I took two getto halloween mugs. By the way that ipod is a freaking awesome amazing present. Congrats!

Lissa said...

A giant red fuzzy hat like Dr. Seuss! Someone else at work got a gigantic pair of women's underwear! Another person got a can of green beans...

Anonymous said...

my remote controlled fart machine was passed around the quickest last year with Chauntel's family. It was funny to see her sisters actually going for it. Goes to show you that in the words of 'Mater on CARS, "I don't care who you are, that there's funny."