The cast of characters: Me, Bubbie, Great Pop, Sister and Pop.
The other evening, while celebrating day #3, we began the exchanging of receipts. That’s right, our Hanukkah goes a little something like this:
Me (to Great Pop)- Here you go!
GP- What is this?
Me- Pajama pants.
GP- Where’s the top?
Me- It’s just the bottoms.
GP- What am I supposed to do with this?
Me- Wear them!
Bubbie to sister- Gloves
Bubbie- What’s the matter? You don’t need gloves?
Sister- No, they’re great. Thank you.
Me to Bubbie- Here you go.
Bubbie- Oh, another scarf!
Me- That’s a poncho.
Bubbie- Great, how do I wear this?
Me- Either way.
Bubbie- Thank you.
Bubbie to me- A Calendar
Me- I don’t use calendars anymore; they’re too heavy to hang on the wall.
Bubbie- I’ll regift it.
Sister- I won’t be using mine either.
Me to Pop- Here you go.
Pop- A tie! …Oh wait, it’s already made.
Me- I know, I thought it would be easier for you.
Pop- No, I tie them- see (proceeds to show me).
Me- Yes, but it’s easier for you to just snap it.
Pop- I won’t wear that.
Me- I’ll take it back.