Yes, We’re Weird… December 24, 2010Posted by Matt in Christmas.
Tags: Christmas, nerdy gifts, plush microbes, the gift of herpes, Think Geek
I think it’s safe to say that, when it comes to gift giving, we can sometimes be a little on the strange side. Diana and I generally don’t spend very much money on each other for Christmas, so we have to be creative when it comes to presents.
Diana works in a hospital lab where she identifies various pathogens and other bad stuff that invades the human body, then gives it to the doctor to aid in their diagnosis. Well, a few years ago I started a little family tradition using the website ThinkGeek, where I would buy her a plush microbe. Over the years I’ve given her the likes of E. coli (which was affectionately named Eli), swine flu, and syphillis, and for 2010 I picked out yet another gift that keeps on giving: herpes.
The package arrived yesterday and I quickly opened it, thinking of the look on her face Christmas morning when she peered expectantly into her stocking, but alas, the company sent the wrong thing. A book! Instead of the plush herpes!
So, I went ahead and told her what had happened and we had a laugh about it. Now we’re trying to figure out whether we should return the book or gift it to someone else. We’ll see.
But, I really wanted to give my wife herpes this year…