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msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
edited December 2013 in Commuting chat
So if your office did one, what did you get?

I got slipper socks.... scented candles.... and this, which I am slightly worrying about:

Secretsanta.jpg

Can't see what's on it until I get home as we don't do CD drives much at work. Any suggestions?
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,488 Lives Here
    Lots of different versions of the song Oh Carolina? I don't think it contains images of chocolate and Pinot G.
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    edited December 2013
    Funniest one for me was a c*ck sock with a horses face
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  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    Yeah that's what I thought. Either that, Status Quo or the Diamond if it's a Caroline song I think. Or the Beach Boys. Or David Gray. Or the Keiser Chiefs. It's either that or someone's discovered those photos I posed for when I was nineteen....

    (that last bit's obviously a joke....)
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  • I got a 3D jigsaw of a Ming vase. I think it's a slight metaphor for my trip to Orthopaedics.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,177
    we didn't do one in my office but my wife got this from her office. It's resin and is err...gross.

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,488 Lives Here
    Thanks to The Rookie I might have to post Sweet Caroline in the ear worms thread.
    So what was on the cd?
  • I got a Knog strobe light. Sweet.
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    mtb-idle wrote:
    we didn't do one in my office but my wife got this from her office. It's resin and is err...gross.

    1511178_10151775802567213_2045844696_n.jpg

    That seal isn't that bad. Probably great when you go out clubbing!
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  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    It was indeed Sweet Caroline. By Neil Diamond. And by Elvis Presley. And by Frank Sinatra. And by Julio Inglesias (in Spanish). And by the cast of Glee. But best of all, a live version by U2! And even though I have a love/hate relationship with the song, my mum and dad, (who both died a long time ago), used to sing it to me every Christmas Day. A very thoughtful present which has made me smile.

    It's a much better present than a porcelain seal too :)
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    goonz wrote:
    Funniest one for me was a c*ck sock with a horses face
    Are you going to post photos of you modelling it?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    msmancunia wrote:
    It was indeed Sweet Caroline. By Neil Diamond. And by Elvis Presley. And by Frank Sinatra. And by Julio Inglesias (in Spanish). And by the cast of Glee. But best of all, a live version by U2! And even though I have a love/hate relationship with the song, my mum and dad, (who both died a long time ago), used to sing it to me every Christmas Day. A very thoughtful present which has made me smile.

    It's a much better present than a porcelain seal too :)
    It made you smile, that is all that counts!

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,983
    I got a Solar powered robot kit which was pretty good.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,488 Lives Here
    The Rookie wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    It was indeed Sweet Caroline. By Neil Diamond. And by Elvis Presley. And by Frank Sinatra. And by Julio Inglesias (in Spanish). And by the cast of Glee. But best of all, a live version by U2! And even though I have a love/hate relationship with the song, my mum and dad, (who both died a long time ago), used to sing it to me every Christmas Day. A very thoughtful present which has made me smile.

    It's a much better present than a porcelain seal too :)
    It made you smile, that is all that counts!

    [subliminal] Duh-Duh-Duh [/subliminal]
    :twisted:
    Mind you, is it better than Christmas songs?
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    goonz wrote:
    Funniest one for me was a c*ck sock with a horses face
    Are you going to post photos of you modelling it?

    Sadly no as this was a few years ago, but my missus at the time found it pretty f*cking hilarious!
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  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    I got a 1000 piece Doctor Who 50th anniversary jig-saw. \o/
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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,731
    i got a mug which one side says Mr Grumpy and on the other side has my face
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,488 Lives Here
    spasypaddy wrote:
    i got a mug which one side says Mr Grumpy and on the other side has my face
    I hope my kids don't find out that you can buy such a thing.
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    A bird on the bank of desk in front of me just got a mug that says 'I love Tea.....Bagging'

    The 'Bagging' part only becomes apparant when you pour hot water in the mug. Genius.
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  • wgwarburtonwgwarburton Posts: 1,863
    goonz wrote:
    ..my missus at the time....

    Now there's a phrase that encompasses a world of pain....

    Hope things are going better these days!

    Cheers,
    W.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    @goonz... Did the c*ck sock with the horses face contribute in any way?
  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    Got one of these:

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    Which was sweet, as I have neither fortitude, endurance nor invigoration. One of these was inside:

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    Not sure what "One Direction" are, but they're made of chocolate so I like 'em!
  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    veronese68 wrote:
    The Rookie wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    It was indeed Sweet Caroline. By Neil Diamond. And by Elvis Presley. And by Frank Sinatra. And by Julio Inglesias (in Spanish). And by the cast of Glee. But best of all, a live version by U2! And even though I have a love/hate relationship with the song, my mum and dad, (who both died a long time ago), used to sing it to me every Christmas Day. A very thoughtful present which has made me smile.

    It's a much better present than a porcelain seal too :)
    It made you smile, that is all that counts!

    [subliminal] Duh-Duh-Duh [/subliminal]
    :twisted:
    Mind you, is it better than Christmas songs?

    After a Christmas working in Superdrug as a schoolgirl where Christmas songs were played all day, every day, I have to say it is infinitely better!
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  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    And status quo?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,751 Lives Here
    msmancunia wrote:
    So if your office did one, what did you get?

    Silver business card holder with the emblem from the uni i graduated from engraved.


    Rather thoughtful really.
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