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Secret Santa, Where Are You?

I have a feeling that I'm going to get stiffed in the ThinkBlank Secret Santa gift exchange this year. The only thing purchased off my wishlist so far was for another exchange. You know, you are a complete scrooge if you don't follow through on something like that. Bah humbug! (Of course there's still nine days before Christmas is here, so maybe I'll have a Christmas miracle and get my gift.)

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I got stiffed the first (and, consequently, only) time I participated in one of those Secret Santa wishlist things. It really took the fun out of it. I hope your person comes through for you! :)

.: Trinity said on December 17, 2004 02:03 AM :: link it :.

Looks like I also am getting stiffed. Oh well, I'm sure the person will get his "gift karma" eventually ;).

.: Howard Hill said on December 17, 2004 07:05 AM :: link it :.

Maybe because your Secret Santa lives someplace like JAKARTA, like mine does...

.: Dell said on December 17, 2004 07:12 AM :: link it :.

Yeah, mine is in friggin' Australia.
Yay shipping costs!

.: Christiane said on December 17, 2004 10:36 AM :: link it :.

Yeah, same with me. I spent a good chunk of change (had to ship to Canada) to get a gift for someone through it (my own choice)...not that I minded spending the money, but to get stiffed just sucks when you've gone through with your end of the deal.

Someone should set up a Stiffed Secret Santa After Christmas Bah Humbug People Suck Exchange. ;)

.: Lisa said on December 17, 2004 11:11 AM :: link it :.

I don't get it. If you can't afford, or don't want to buy a gift for someone, then DON'T SIGN UP! Sheesh, how hard is that to understand?

I once got stiffed on that Ornament Exchange they even have that anymore? But I took a chance and signed up for the ThinkBlank exchange, and bought the gift as soon as I got the e-mail saying who I got. Luckily, I did NOT get stiffed...I got my gift yesterday.

I hope you all get your gifts...and to those who stiff people...may the gift Karma come back to kick you in the ass!

.: Christine said on December 17, 2004 12:03 PM :: link it :.

I'm sorry that it didn't work out for y'all. I bought the gift for my person on the day I got the email as well. I got my present today. Maybe the person that has you simply is delayed in buying it for some reason?

.: kimberly said on December 17, 2004 01:14 PM :: link it :.

This is why I took matters into my own hands...

.: KB said on December 17, 2004 02:03 PM :: link it :.

Don't worry - though I am no secret santa - you will receive something. : )

.: Jay said on December 17, 2004 02:17 PM :: link it :.

oh, Miss Kymberlie. I got stiffed TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Can you believe it? And not only that, the person I sent mine to didn't even thank me :(

.: LT said on December 18, 2004 10:37 AM :: link it :.

I got stiffed once, a couple years ago. I wrote him a very snarky email, which kind of made up for it, but not really. He wrote back saying that he didn't have money, bla bla bla, to which I basically replied "suck it jerk, you shouldn't have signed up then. I hope your free gift was nice, asshole. KISSES!"

If you get stiffed, feel free to write a biotchy email. If you can't think of anything, don't worry - I'll write it for you. I've got enough snark in me to make up for 10 people :)

I'll totally let you copy my snark-ass email

.: Alison said on December 18, 2004 02:42 PM :: link it :.

I got stiffed the first year, so I don't do it anymore. I don't really care about getting a gift from a stranger, or sending one to a stranger (although that year I lucked out and got someone I know.) I would rather save the $20 and buy myself something - that way I know I get what I want.

I'm all for exchanges where people know each other, but I will never do another huge one again.

.: Christine said on December 19, 2004 12:15 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at December 16, 2004 11:45 PM to see this post.

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