“Tacky gifts” are awesome!

It's a shoe!
It's a shoe!

A few weeks ago, one of my friends randomly announced that the night before, she just decided to purchase a plane ticket to Amsterdam.

Random, right?

Besides the obvious (i.e., the jealousy I had regarding the fact that I could not go along), we all wished her well on her impromptu trip.

After her return, she comes up to me at a party and tells me she’s got something for me.

“Oh, you shouldn’t have,” I said.

She insisted. “No, no, no!”

So the next time I saw her, she came prepared. “Here’s your tacky gift,” she exclaimed, handing me a ceramic bottle opener. Probably the coolest, the tackiest, the awesomest bottle opener I’ve ever seen.

Well-sculpted bottle opener.
Well-sculpted bottle opener.

It’s shaped like a wooden clog, and it’s got traditional blue painting all over it, with little writing that says “Holland” at the center.

At first, it was just a quirky bottle opener. Then I was thinking about it, and I realized that this girl knows me better than I thought. Dude! It’s a shoe!


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