Can we talk, Burghers?
There is a woman in my office whom I adore. She’s a great person. Very friendly, can be counted on, fun to talk to. Just a good hearted person. There is also my boss. A cool dude. Very generous. Nice guy. Good man.
Each year I hand out my Christmas gifts and place them in the offices of these two individuals, like they do to my office. Each year, I open my gifts and then go and thank them for the gifts and tell them how much I love whatever it is they purchased for me.
Each year, neither of them ever even acknowledges that I gave them something. They will open the gift, come to my office, and start talking work work work. I know they celebrate Christmas, so that can’t be it. I know they like what I gave them (she’s a Starbucks addict, so of course, I gave her a gift card).
So is there some tradition that I don’t know about wherein you are NOT supposed to acknowledge office Christmas gifts?
I am completely confused. I am not looking for praise or anything (tis better to give and all that crap), but I’d just like to know that they did in fact get the gift and maybe a quick, “Hey, thanks PittGirl.”
Nada. Next year they are getting coal … or Penguins tickets. Same difference, right?
Update: I was just in the kitchen with this woman, and we were both in there to nuke our cooled off lattes. She asked me what kind of latte I had purchased. Wouldn’t this conversation have been the PERFECT time for her to say, “By the way, I got the gift card you hung on my office doorknob”? I am at a loss.