Every year on my birthday, I looked forward to my aunt’s gift - a scarf, hat, or sweater knitted by hand.
One year, she must have had better things to do because I received a ball of yarn, knitting needles, and a how-to-knit book.
Her card read “Scarf, some assembly required.”
A couple had been debating the purchase of a new auto for weeks. He wanted a new truck. She wanted a fast little sports-like car so she could zip through traffic around town.
He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range.
“Look!” she said. “I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in 4 seconds or less. And my birthday is coming up. You could surprise me.” So, for her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.
Some employees bought their boss a gift for his birthday. Before opening the gift, the boss shook it slightly, and noticed that it was wet in the corner.
Touching his finger to the wet spot and tasting it, he asked, “A bottle of wine?”
His employees replied, “No.” Again, he touched his finger to the box and tasted the liquid. “A bottle of scotch?” “His employees replied again, “No.”
Finally the boss asked, “I give up. What is it?” His workers responded, “A puppy.”