Christmas shopping, always so difficult
Meg and Boonie went off to find me and Cory a gift while we left to find them something and we were to meet back in 20 minutes.
Now anyone who knows me well knows that A) I am extremely indecisive with picking out anything and B) I take pride and joy in gift giving. So 20 minutes for picking out a present was an aggressive demand to start. Then pair me with Cory, who is a guy, which obviously translates into him being clueless on what to buy a girl (no offense), and there was no chance I could pick out two presents in 20 minutes. Cory and I walked around the markets surveying all of our options; but the first lesson in shopping is never to buy the first item you like. Fast forward 20 minutes later and Cory and I had still not made any purchases, as I kept saying “let’s keep looking”. Knowing Meg and her love for chocolate, Cory and I were about to buy them some gourmet cookies when the two of them came storming up. Seeing us standing there looking at desserts, they assumed we were buying them for ourselves and thought we selfishly ignored the designated time limit to eat cookies. We both just started dying laughing, thinking they would realize that we had been trying to buy the cookies for them, but they never caught on!
It was not until the next day that we could finally tell them that we had planned to buy them the cookies, and thank goodness we ended up not getting them, as they both said they weren’t even good!
The gift exchange ended up being such a success though, as we all loved the little presents we picked out for eachother. It was a nice way to make it feel a little more like Christmas, even if we were away from home.