The holidays mean lots of fun, food, family time, gifts and unfortunately, uncomfortable moments. I remember one such moment years ago, when we did our annual family Secret Santa gift exchange. When it came time to open my gift, I could tell by the wrapping and size that it was a music CD. As a young fashionista, I was secretly hoping for something more fashionable, like a handbag, some clothes or shoes. But music would suffice. “As long as it’s not Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey“, I stated aloud. Suddenly, my cousin looked uncomfortable. I opened my gift to find Mariah Carey’s Butterfly CD inside. Oops! Talk about a severe case of foot-in-mouth syndrome! He stammered something about giving me the receipt so I could return it and I stammered something about liking butterflies. Awkward! But I kept it, and gave it a listen and it turned out to be one of my favorite CDs of all time. Guess my cousin knew me better than I thought!
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