Job # 3 – Would you like that wrapped?

December 12, 2010

Categories: Christmas, present wrapper

The weekend papers were full of letters to the editor with the ‘bah humbug Christmas’ being the dominant theme. I suspect that if I delved back into the archives of ten years ago I’d find similar letters.

So a confession. I love Christmas. Even in my most run-down moments, life is crazy and I can’t even think let alone get to the shops to buy a present moments, I love Christmas. One of my favourite jobs ever was as a present wrapper in a gift shop as a teenager. I loved that job. I helped people find just the right present, we’d have a chat about life, and I’d wrap the present with TLC. We worked on Christmas Eve until 5, then shared a Christmas drink (strictly lemonade for me, of course) then back home to our own Christmas chores. I understand Christmas isn’t for everyone. But for those who don’t enjoy it, I say, ‘Live and let live’.

Now please excuse me, but I’m off to write my list for Santa…

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