One of the best parts about working is being able to mix with a diverse group of people and age groups. I am lucky enough to work closely with someone a lot younger who makes everyday so much more fun because she makes me laugh. She is serious about her job though and can outsell me any day of the week; she pursues her potential customers with such tenacity that I tell her they will have to get into the witness protection program to get away from her! She has lots of great stories about herself growing up and this is one of my favorites and it’s the perfect time of year to tell it. Merry Christmas!
At Dayna’s house Santa Clause placed the Christmas presents under the tree on Christmas Eve. Dayna had an older sister so there were two separate piles: one for each girl. Dayna loved Christmas and the thought of those presents sitting under the tree was too much for this inquisitive, mischievous girl to handle. What if she just crept down the stairs and had a peek at some of the gifts Santa had left? So very, very carefully she tiptoed down the stairs and there before her eyes were two large piles of gifts. Santa always left Dayna’s pile to the right and her sisters to the left side of the tree. She moved closer to her pile and couldn’t resist the temptation to just lift the paper up and take a little look inside one of the presents. What she saw under the wrapping paper wasn’t exactly what she had been hoping for; indeed a globe was definitely not something she had asked Santa for .The Peek A boo Doll wasn’t what she wanted either (she thought it looked pocessed with those huge wide open eyes). She moved over to her sisters’ pile and found two perfect gifts, a stereo and roller skates. Now this was more like it. Dayna realized what had to be done and switched her unwanted gifts with the gifts that were so much more to her liking from her sister’s side. What a Christmas she was going to have!! She went back to bed happy in the knowledge that all would be well tomorrow. The next morning came and everyone was up bright and early. Mom and Dad were sitting on the couch with their cup of coffee when the girls walked into the room. Before she had even reached the tree Dayna could see that something was seriously amiss. The gifts have been moved back to their original piles…Santa must have seen everything! Would he ever bring her Christmas gifts again? At that moment she vowed to herself that she would be sooo good for all of the coming year (which, of course, only lasted a few days). Her Mom and Dad, of course, were the picture of innocence! It was indeed a Christmas quite unlike any other.