We need to discuss a matter of tinsel-themed significance.
You see, Christmas is just around the corner.
Which means it’s time for cheesy Christmas movies, drinking way too much cheap wine at the office Christmas party, and participating in the dreaded… office Kris Kringle.
You’ve probably already received the email.
The one that asks you to spend $10-$20 on a gift for Susan from accounting, who you’ve nodded hello to three times this month and once asked about her trip to Bali in 2014.
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You’re probably already racking your brain, trying to figure out how you can buy something perfect for Susan, who has a cat and might drink peppermint tea sometimes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, for just $10-$20.
You’re probably already dreading the, erm, terrible smelly soap set you’re going to receive from Steve from IT and wondering how long you’ll have to pretend to like it before you can chuck it in the bin.
The thing is, Kris Kringle is a bloody terrible idea and we all know it.
It should be banned and we should all just spend the money on a greasy kebab as we stumble home from the Christmas party.
Anywho, at the risk of sounding like a Grinchy McGrinch Grinch, here’s all the reasons the office Kris Kringle needs to stop: