Today the folks at Jorgenson Industrial Companies celebrated the annual White Elephant Gift Exchange.
This year we witnesses a little tamer WE Gifts than in years past. Certainly enough, there were some creative ones as well…
The rules were pretty simple; NO gift over $15. Otherwise it was whatever you could find while doing your last minute Christmas shopping over the weekend–or something you just happened to have on your desk or in your drawers. Like all of these ‘contests’ you could open a gift, steal, or pass along a certain amount of times before you get ‘stuck’ with the one elephant you happen to be holding.
Perhaps the funniest White Elephant gift wound up in the hands of Jason; Jorgenson Industrial Companies’ Information Technology Director, whose duties span across our many divisions; from School Lockers to Used Lockers, Buy Metal Shelving and Jorgenson Material Handling/JMT USA.
…yes, the coveted and most-sought after gift of Vanilla Bliss Body Butter. Yep. Jason will now sport the heavenly scent of vanilla, and of course irrevocable and unrelenting shame.
The best White Elephant gift was a gift card to Home Depot for the staggering sum of–you guessed it–$15. Have fun with Chad–OPPS!! Chris from SchoolLockers.com stole it in the 3rd Round.
Other notable prizes included The Most Talked About Prize, which went to Michele with the Jorgenson Machine Tool Division/JMT USA who was admittedly pretty nervous when the gift card told her to not tilt the package and to be very careful with it!
She had a new friend! Her white elephant gift was a cool, and very friendly, beta fish–to which she suddenly screamed out; “I shall call him ‘Squishy’ and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy.”
Alan, our CFO for Jorgenson Industrial Companies, opened his box only to discover there was a large puffy, baby blue loofah staring blankly back at him. Wasting no time he blurted out; “What is this lacy thing?”
…You use it to wash your legs, Alan. It makes them clean and desirable.
Perhaps the funniest went with Elias from Jorgenson Material Handling’s Accounts Payable Department. It was a ‘cat mug’ and a weekend’s supply of hot cocoa.
Just 38 more of those ‘cat mugs’ Elias and you’re well on the way to becoming ‘the crazy cat man in the neighborhood.’ ~wink~ We know you’re amazing and beautiful wife will never allow that however. Enjoy the cocoa together!
There was one honorable mention for costume design which goes to Gregg from our Used Locker Division who showed up with this simply ‘abominable’ t-shirt. (good choice, my friend!)
Everyone who participated in the Jorgenson Industrial Companies White Elephant Gift Exchange had fun, smiles were shared and we all walked away with $15 of new stuff to use next year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CLIENTS FROM JORGENSON INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES! 🙂