There is a rule at work: Whoever has the last birthday has to organise the collection and presentation of gifts for the next birthday celebration. Well, having been on holiday for a week, I casually missed the next persons birthday, which I wasn’t unhappy about – not because I didn’t want to organise his presentation, but because he was a guy and I hate buying for guys and I don’t have a clue what to buy them. So, it was unfortunate that I missed this persons birthday. But, on Wednesday morning, an email dropped into my inbox asking if I could do the birthday round for another person, unfortunately, this person was also a guy, but unlike the previous guy who I had actually spoken to until he recently moved desks, the person they were now asking me to organise a birthday presentation for- I’ve had hardly any contact with him even though he works at the opposite end of my desk and the only time I hear him talk, Is to accuse us of talking about him behind his back (which I would like to add is total paranoia on his part) or to talk about someone else behind their back. So, great, I’ve got picked. I managed to collect around £13 from our little team (or what’s left of our team) and all I know is he like films, talking about people behind their back and being paranoid and a hyprocindract.
Wow did I find some great gifts for him!!! We all agreed he should be given some kind of medical encyclopaedia. He Randoms comes out with things like “I think my heart has stopped” “OMG I can’t breathe” “I’ve gone deaf” and we’re sure he had a weekly appointment pre booked with the GP. So a Medical encyclopaedia was a good choice. But could I find one that wasn’t aimed at women? No, there was nothing. Disappointed and thinking “I’ll just get him a voucher” suddenly,it was like my call had been heard, sitting at the end of a shelf was * office spy kit – find out what they are saying about you* GENIUS! Then, I found a book about life and a book on insults – PERFECT! And I still had enough left over for a music/ film voucher! Success!!!
The result will be known on Monday en the goods are delivered!