Next week I’m doing a five embarrassing things about me. I will give two previews since I could probably fill a hundred pages with things not already in Courting.
Had to call my company, all three people, and tell them not to come over tonight as my right nostril will only stop running when I’m sneezing. Very hospitable. Have a
little, lot, snot in your soup.
Second embarrassing thing: I love gift bags; I think that they are a gift from a higher power for people like me who can’t cut a piece of paper straight, tie a ribbon let alone make a fancy design.
Not only can’t I cut paper, if I were given paper that would exactly fit over the box, I still would manage to mess it up. Sometimes I take newspaper with relevant articles and I use the paper as wrapping and purposely make it look as though a slightly slow 28 month old wrapped the package. I only give these presents to my sister and niece as they understand.
I hate people who think that buying gift bags is a horrible thing and let you know that you wasted money, aren’t creative, are lazy and obviously put no thought into the packaging. In that case I will be tempted to take the gift back. I don’t really hate these people; I’m jealous and do feel that they’re superior. Why not be gracious about accepting the gift?
The next time sometimes gives you a gift in a gift bag, just say how lovely the bag is and don’t be snarky about it. Laugh after I leave.
People never stop to think about how a person who gives them a present in a gift bag might have small muscle problems. No, it’s just a sign of woeful disregard for money, and how obviously the gift giver is trying to show she has no time for such things. Not true. I can screw up a role of gift paper before buying the gift bag. Buying the gift bag, in the first place, would have taken less time and money.
And everybody can use gift bags to put things in. If you’re my friend you might not never ever have to buy a closet organizer again–and your closet will sparkle with glittery and or just pretty bags of various sizes.
I do feel rather strongly on the subject of gift bags. I love them. And I never put a present in a gift bag while my nose is running. Actually this is the first time in years I have a runny nose. Just the right nostril. Been five hours already. I think I’m going to google “itchy runny right nostril” in the National Institute of Health site and see if this is the first sign of something truly horrible. Then again it just might be the end of a chest cold, or the beginning of a sinus thing