Posted: 28/11/2016 at 11:42
There were two particularly memorable 'Secret Santa' presents where I worked. The first was for a guy recently promoted to manager who was so arrogant he was unbearable. He got his first company car with the promotion but insisted it be 'debadged' (all model reference badges removed) because it was bottom of the range and he didn't want people to know that. One of the secretaries phoned the dealership and got hold of all the badges. That was what he had to open in front of everybody - he was not impressed, but the rest of the office was in hysterics. Sadly he continued to be an arrogant prat.
The second was for another manager. He seemed to exist in a continuous bad mood. You might get a grunt from him if you said 'Good morning', but that would only be on a really, really good day. His secret santa present was a 'Bear with a sore head' mask, which he proudly wore all day! He didn't change either but at least there was a human under there somewhere.