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Unread 4 Dec 19, 02:24 PM  
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Secret Santa rant

Just got an email at work that I've been assigned a Secret Santa buddy.

I didn't agree to this - it seems somebody has got it into their head to arrange one and just include everybody in it without actually asking people if they wanted to take part.

I hate these things. It's just pointless consumerism. Now I have to spend money (which frankly is in short suppy at Xmas, even if it is only 10), and spend time trying to find something (and the person I got is actually my boss which makes it worse).

And I feel bad that somebody else has to spend time and money on me. I don't want anything!

I'm fully aware that I sound like a grumpy old humbug (not denying it!)
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Unread 4 Dec 19, 02:30 PM  
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I agree with you.
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Unread 4 Dec 19, 02:33 PM  
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I agree and opt out of our works one. I wouldn't be happy to have been included without asking.
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You are suiting your Avatar today Neil lol
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I think it should definitely be something you opt into! There are a number of reasons why someone might not want to take part in something like this.
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Grab a box of chocolates and be done with it, my son has a Christmas buffet at work and said hes not going. He is working on click and collect and said he cant be bothered because hes on his own and busy and has to try to nip away for a sausage roll!
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I agree with you- but only your last sentence.
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I actually dont mind the secret Santa thing usually but at work we have a new set of people on our team. 4 new people who I really dont know the first thing about. They all joke about my friend because she has a request list for her secret Santa but Im this instance I am 100% in agreement. On my list I put that Im not a fan of chocolate and I dont drink, I like smellies (shower gels etc) simple enough guidelines (hers is more specific with items/shops/colours etc) but at least guidelines giving people ideas.
So when our secret Santa is randomly generated and I get the one person who I am totally clueless about and NEED hints we argue the toss in favour of hints - my secret Santa replies Im easy get me anything😡😡😡
Since alcohol was taken off the table as most of us dont drink, she absolutely does not look like the kind of person who likes pampering herself or anything I am truly puzzled and do this year yeah Im not happy about it.
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