You'd better watch out – Secret Santa's comin' to town
Not even Covid can stop the annual ritual of distributing ‘thoughtful’ tat among school staff, laments Sally Kawagoe
It’s the Marmite event of Christmas but, love it or hate it, there is no escape. Linda, or maybe Karen, will be bowling down a corridor near you soon. She will be armed and ready. Surreptitiously, a piece of paper will be slipped into your hand – Covid be damned. There is nothing that will stand in the way of Secret Santa.
Your slip of paper will inevitably have the name of Margaret scribbled on it: a social introvert, teetotal and on a diet. Or if you’re really lucky, you might get the head or deputy. What do you buy, for under a fiver, the person who’s likely to be doing your annual ...