Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Christmas Router

So after Christmas a couple asked me to pass along a gift to my mom and stepdad. Mom and Jim take off the wrapping paper, and it's a computer router. All our mouths fall open - I'm thinking, "What an unusual gift." My mom & Jim gape at each other and she exclaims, "How did they know we needed a router??? Did you TELL them? You sneaky thing, you must've told them! We were just talking about buying a new router!"

Dean and I gape at each other and say, "Uh, no, uh, we didn't know you needed a router." And we're thinking how savvy this couple is to buy someone a router for Christmas! Who knew they were so into computers?

Then it slowly dawns on me - they haven't opened the box yet. I think everybody's unwrapped a present and thought, "THIS is my gift?" Only to find out that's not what's really inside. So I suggest that they open the box, and then it dawns on them that maybe this is not really a router...and sure enough, it's a beautiful Christmas sweater!

Thank heavens my mom didn't listen to me a few minutes earlier when I said, "You know, I think a router deserves a thank-you phone call instead of a note." Imagine how awkward THAT call would've been!