Why I Couldn't Bring Myself to Participate in List App Secret Santa
I love that the always-wonderful @ChrisK organized this, but I couldn't do it. I've been burned before, and that trauma kept me from putting myself out there again. But maybe next year since everyone seems to have actually gone all out.
- •10th grade secret SantaMy whole class of 90 kids participated in this Secret Santa for the last three days of school before winter break. The first day, I got nothing. The second day, I got gummy worms from the cafeteria vending machine. It turned out the boy who had me was the same one in my friend circle who I was hopelessly in love with and he didn't even try! I think the third day he gave me a hot chocolate mix which was OK, but everyone else got cool gifts all three days, and I'd put a ton of effort into my gifts
- •Pre-college music exhangeThe summer before college, a girl in my incoming freshman class organized a music exchange. People were randomly paired and then we sent each other mix tapes. I had this girl Olivia, and we sent some messages back about the music we liked and disliked. I slaved over this mix tape, writing liner notes for why I'd included each song. It took hours. I never received a CD in return and Olivia went on to join the bitchiest sorority at my college.
- •(Also no time to go to the post office within the deadline)