Katie and I bought our Christmas gifts for each other tonight. We were doing so good about not ruining the surprise for each other until a Black Friday ad dropped yesterday.

We both looked at the ad and groaned simultaneously when we saw the gifts we were buying for each other listed right there beside each other. At better prices than we had gotten them. 

So we bought the sale-priced ones tonight and returned the other-priced ones and now our secret is blown. 

Yeah, we both know what we’re getting. But, at least we’re both very happy about the gifts. Oh, and they’re both very fruity.


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Marty Mankins

Sometimes you have to out the secret to get the gifts you want.


It’ll certainly work out better for you.

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