So our post office workers are still on strike but I see they've now been given dismissal letters....
Anyway, I don't know if I want to take the chance to post things around South Africa or overseas this year.
There's going to be a ginormous backlog which is going to take time to process. And I don't want my things in a depot somewhere.
But that's not the point of this post.
The point is Secret Santa.
So at work we received a meeting invite to participate in the Secret Santa.
And because I'm in a sassy and funky team, people were very vocal.
It was huge fun.
Some said they want to wish list it, others wanted a surprise, others were clearly scrambling for any reason to not participate :)
I love gifts and gift-giving but I don't like nonsense gifts (gag gifts). Especially when I'm spending R120 of my hard-earned money.
Some people said they don't want ornaments, others didn't want cheap clocks from Asia City :)
A big contingent of the greater team are people who all earn POTS of money because they have jobs that are in demand in South Africa, so all these "kids" who are 26 earn a LOT.
And they were the ones saying, "oh, what fun is it if there's no surprise?" and such. Our team assistant is in her first job so understandably doesn't want to waste money. I had to be a bit diplomatic and speak up for her a bit too so I said, "we don't all have R120 to have FUN with" because the other guys were saying, "well, that's why we ONLY made it R120"
I like a vague wishlist of about 3 things so people get an idea of what I'm about.
How the whole thing ended up was that the organiser sent out another email saying since we don't all know each other well, we're welcome to send some suggestions.
I'm thinking of saying on mine - no wine, chocolates, smelly things or photo frames :) Mr P Home and Woolies are always a good idea.
Do you like a total surprise or do you like to wishlist it?
What kind of suggestions would you have given for your gift?