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