Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some Bold Re-Gifting

I hesitate to share this with little holiday story you because the re-gifter is a really cool lady and a friend of mine from church. But, I keep cracking up thinking about it, so I have to share. No one in my "new" life knows about my blog (that I know of), but even so, I'm sure I'll be deleting this post in a few days when my conscience gets the best of me.

Last night this woman and her husband came over for a quick visit and brought us a little plate of treats (maybe it was his idea-why am I blaming her? I can totally see Guapo suggesting something like this). We chatted for a while and then they left at which point I surveyed the plate. A nice variety of homemade candies and cookies.

But hey, wait just a second-haven't I seen that chocolate covered Oreo with the cute little holly leaf and berries on it somewhere before?

And what about those chocolate covered peanuts clusters?

I know I've seen the cute little gingerbread cookie with the M&M buttons.

We had received three plates of goodies from people in our ward before this little plate; the little plate had something from each of the others on it. I still had the other plates, so I know I'm not making this stuff up.

My friend is known for being super practical and not worrying about what other people think-so it totally makes sense. It prevents her from a) eating too many sweets and b) from having to do time-consuming holiday baking, and c) spending money on those types of gifts. Win-win-win, right? She had to have assumed that I would have received a plate from at least one of the three people I did, and yet she went ahead and re-gifted anyway.

I respect her decision and may even consider the move myself- just probably not to people within the same social circle.

Those chocolate covered oreos were my favorite-so I was happy to get an extra. :)

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think that is funny. I am a re-gifter. I do try to make sure that the person getting the gift, doesn't know it is a re-gift.

Fabiola said...

I am GLAD you shared this funny story. I need the laugh early this morning.....

And I really wish I could try those Oreos....

Janice said...

Sounds like a woman after my own heart. If I didn't know any better, I thought this story would be describing something I may or may not have done.

Ballerina Girl said...

ok too funny...regifting food though? I'm not sure I could do that...unless it was a plastic covered box of chocolates, hahaha!
Whatever works though...I wouldn't have minded two sets of those oreos!

missing u! love,
BG

andalucy said...

I'm with BG--the fact that it was re-gifting of food took it a little too far for even this seasoned re-gifter. :-) Funny!

Maine Mom said...

I'm with you, I would give the cookies to someone who wouldn't know they were re-gifted...although they would get eaten at my house before I had the chance to give them away! Yay for the extra yummy oreos. :-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Super Happy Girl said...

Ha! That's great.
I almost did this with a plate of chocolates...

Kari said...

The past few weeks have been a blur and I am just now reading up on a few blogs. I have received some foods over the holidays that I wished I knew what to do with, because I sure didn't want to eat them. Now I know! :)