It can be quite a shock to the system to find that people who you think know you relatively well turn out to have no clue.
I thought it was pretty clear in every conversation about nights out and dinner etc that I am not really interested in wine, I drink tea and vodka.
Today there was a delivery of a christmas hamper for me, was very excited, I love hampers. All those little jars of jam, sweeties, biscuits, unusual chutneys etc etc. I couldn’t wait to get home.
So at the end of the day I struggled lifting my laptop, handback and hamper out to the car and came home in a state of excitement. In fact I was so looking forward to opening my hamper that I tidied up the kitchen so it would look worthy of the hamper.
Kettle was on, tea ready to be made, I wondered what biscuits if any there would be in there.
I took the scissors and opened the cardboard delivery box, expecting to see cellophane and ribbon.
Instead I saw a wooden box, my heart sank.
Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful that someone thought enough of me to send anything, and I feel quite guilty for being just quite as upset as I am, but I am most definitely hugely upset.
Instead of lots of little things nestled in a wicker basket with shredded tissue paper, I have two bottles. One is red wine the other is white wine.
I don’t drink wine, I don’t like wine, where on earth did they get the idea for wine from? So I now have two bottles of wine in a presentation box that I really have no use for.
I don’t know why this has upset me so much, probably because I had wound myself up so much looking forward to all those little bits, or is it because after all these months of working with these people every day they got it so wrong?
So for future reference if anyone of you lovely gentlemen is thinking of getting me something I would really enjoy, I have updated my wish list with hampers, there is also vodka and a few trifles. Maybe if I am really lucky someone will get it right one day.
Anyone want some wine?