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IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

December 14, 2005 1 min read
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Pigs shares a story about her school’s holiday party and a couple of odd teacher gifts.

My aunt works in an elementary school also, and each Christmas we exchange the worst teacher gift that we receive as a part of our mean little tradition. Well, last year my aunt won the contest hands down. She bestowed upon me a frock. My frock is black and features faux fur trim about the neck and above the pockets.

That’s not the scary part. The scary part was what happened when she regifted the frock at the white elephant gift exchange at the aforementioned holiday party:

You can imagine my alarm, but not really my surprise I have to say, when one teacher actually stole it from another because she LIKED it and wanted to WEAR it. For real. I pray that I never adopt that mentality. If you ever see me wearing apple-laden attire or a holiday sweater, please slap me.

Pigs’ new gift simply has to be seen to be believed. As one commenter on her site suggested, it’ll make one heck of a hall pass.

(From The Pig’s Tales.)

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.

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