The Hall and Oates Gift Tin? Say It Isn’t So!

Every year I accompany Miss Sexy Armpit to a Christmas gift swap party that her sister and brother in law hold. I usually try to conjure up an oddball gift, and last year’s Beat the Meat Gift Basket was a big hit. You can watch the video of that HERE.¬†This year I assembled quite a gift. The Hall and Oates Gift Tin included a $10 dollar iTunes gift card, Hall and Oates Greatest Hits, a full variety pack of Quaker Oatmeal, and 2 packs of Halls Breezers cough drops. All together the value of the entire gift was over $30 since I also included the lovely Wal-Mart Christmas tin.¬†

The tin sat there under the tree the entire length of the swap. It was as if people knew that it might be the lamest gift there so they stayed away. Even after several chants of “Take the Tin!” and heckles such as “Open the tin” “Hey, there’s a cookie tin there!” and “The Tin, The Tin, The Tin!” It remained unopened. Finally, when the last person’s turn came they ignored the last gift which was the tin under the tree and opted to steal a gift. So the person who got their gift stolen was forced to open what was left under the tree.

Unfortunately, the wordplay was lost on it’s recipient. The poor guy didn’t even know who Hall and Oates was! I didn’t think that was possible! Six #1 hits on the Billboard charts and he never heard of them? Was he was born in the ’90s or was he just “OUT OF TOUCH?” HAHAHAHA! In the end I made out like a bandit. There wasn’t much to choose from since most gifts usually involve alcohol, or blankets. I zeroed in on the $25 dollar iTunes gift card that I stole from an innocent party goer. Don’t worry, I didn’t actually steal her gift, in the game you’re allowed to forego your shot at a new gift and steal someone else’s that they’ve already unwrapped. It’s a cruel world.