After my 9 am meeting, the two ladies I had come to collaborate with, each gave me a Christmas gift. Whaaat? It didn’t even occur to me to bring them a present. Sure, we meet regularly, but these were wrapped presents (well, one was in a gift bag), not just bags of treats that you’d give all the office staff. I was terrible and so unprepared and so inconsiderate.
Then, I got back to my office and what do you know, one of the EAs (Educational Assistants) who I had sat next to at the last faculty meeting came by and handed me a gift, cheerfully declaring how nice it was to get to know me better at that meeting and wishing me Merry Christmas. (She and her husband have grown children in college and so are going to Vegas for Christmas. How could I not chat her up – she’s my kinda gal!) More of that terrible, unprepared, inconsiderate wave engulfed me.
Well, that did it! I was now in panic mode for my 1 PM meeting. Good grief, what to do? I mean, I had planned to bring in treats for my office staff on Thursday – the last day of work for teachers before the break, but I hadn’t considered getting gifts for these previously scheduled meetings two weeks before Christmas!
I only had enough time to swing by Starbucks, and thank goodness for those cute peppermint cake pops. I bought a bunch and headed off to my appointment.
They were a hit by the way. And yes, I walked away with a present too. I am really not a terrible, unprepared, inconsiderate person. Really. I just need to expand my Christmas gift list. Hope it’s not to late to do it this year!