Season’s Greetings Listers,
Wrap all your gifts yet? Well don’t rush! How you wrap
a gift says a lot about who you are. And how you open it says even more.
Think about the cheapies whose gifts are wrapped in last
page. And the lazies thrown in a plastic bag with the grocery receipt still
stuck inside. Think about the hectic gifters with too much paper and the last
green-tagged piece of Scotch
tape. Compare those wrappers to OCD-gifters, with perfectly creased
parallel lines, symmetrical bows, curled ribbons, and snowman nametags written
in loopy cursive.
Now think about those “kids”
who tear through their gift then race to the next. Directly contrasting the
patiently-waitings, who keep to themselves until each gift has been handed out,
sincerely savoring each and every present, opening not only the bag or wrapping,
but also the manufacturer packaging, reading the card verbatim, and actually
using the gift before moving on. And then there are the OCD-unwrappers
making sure not to tear the paper, saving it for re-gifting next
impressions are everything. And a first impression is hard to change. But
it’s not impossible! Anything can sway someone’s initial opinion, but not just
playlist, your favorite movie, the clothes you wear, the house you keep, the
team you cheer for, or the job you work; the quirky
little things matter too.
Consider an order at Subway,
or Chipotle, or even a pizza, and the volumes that speaks to others about who
you are. Ham and provolone on white with mustard, lettuce tomato is simple and
plain. Spicy Italian is care-free. Specialty sammies are for the adventurous.
And how about the vegetarian Chipotle burrito with no beans or sour cream? Or
the vast differences in people who get plain cheese pizzas
I’ve heard bartenders
and waitresses say they can predict what certain people will order. Every
stereotypical person orders a stereotypical drink. Cheap people drink Mt. Dew
Island Iced Teas. Classy and mature people order martinis (hence Bond’s
shaken-not-stirred). A beer for the blue-collared and wine for the house-wife.
Every order says something. Every action delivers a reaction.
Every moment can have a lasting impression.
This holiday season, pay attention as friends and family are
opening their gifts, not just at the wrap-job, but the gifts inside and
reactions whilst opening. And the lesson
learned? Don’t jump to assumptions because that just make an… well you know.
Wait to make “donkeys”
until you take them out for pizza and a drink.
Lists Hidden in This Newsletter
10 Other Things to Wrap a Gift With
Football Teams throughout History
Essentials School Supply List
Everyday World of Men and Women: Expansive Differences
Babies Do that Would be Embarrassing for an Adult to do
a Little OCD: What are you obsessive compulsive about?
to Be a Memorable First Date
Christmas Music for Sugar-Plum Fairies and Gingerbread Men
10 Worst Holiday Gift Ideas
of the 5-Dollar Footlongs at Subway
Pizza in New York City
10 Movie and TV Bartenders
10 Manliest Girly Alcoholic Drinks
that Have played James Bond
Steps to Makeup Sex
Life Lessons That Took You Too Long to Learn
Short History of Asses
ListAfterList Updates and Reminders
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