Thursday, December 13, 2007

Why does the universe hate me?

At my office we're doing "Secret Santas". It's a gift exchange were you buy small items for a randomly-selected co-worker for a week.

In our office we try and make things easier for our Secret Santa by writing out a short list of gift ideas. Of course, at the top of my list was "LEGO."

My Santa missed Tuesday, and promised to make it up to me with a very nice gift on Wednesday.

Yesterday, I got this:


In case you can't make it out, those are four small bags of MEGA BLOKS.

The evil opposite of LEGO bricks.

And I'll have to be nice, because odds are the person who bought me these just didn't know better. I mean, it's not reasonable to expect them to know how MEGA BLOKS make my skin crawl.

But, man, it still stings.

9 comments:

N. Azmin said...

I feel ur hurt man. i really do...

Giver said...

I feel your pain Chris. Sigh this is just another example of the pain the Demon seed of plastic blocks can bring. I suggest you burn them to placate the angry lego Gods.

Cicero said...

I see nothing wrong with writing your Santa a note chastising him/her for two reasons....

#1 missing Tuesday and

#2 not knowing the difference between Legos and Mega Bloks.

Uh...what's the difference again? ;-)

Jeff said...

Cheap knock-off bricks!

I have this image of you turning green, ripping off your clothes and bellowing, "Chris hate MEGA blocks, Grrrr!"

papaya said...

Life isn't fair. Sorry Chris. :(

Doug7172 said...

3 things chris!

1, Sorry about the megablocks chris, I feel for you!

2, Did you recieve my entri?

3, No any good FREE downloadable comic maker?

Christopher Doyle said...

Thanks everyone- the hurt is starting to recede a bit. I plan to donate the bricks to charity - I'm sure they'll find their way to a kid with less hangups about plastic than I have...


Doug:

Yes, got your entry. Will be posting that this weekend most likely.

You're going to have to do your own research on comic makers, though. I use Paint Shop Pro to do my assembly, so I've had no reason to look for a free version, and thus can't make any recommendations.

Doug7172 said...

Did you like my entri? Was the comic good?

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when people take the cheaper route. Lego really is expensive!