There are a few "white" elephant type gift exchanges that I participate in each year. I try to give gifts of value and/or interest within the guidelines. Generally, my efforts are not rewarded in kind, if you get my drift.
This year for one of the exchanges I really did a poor job of giving good gifts. And lo and behold I was rewarded for my poor manners with wonderful gifts! Is that irony or a reward for years of horrid gifts received?!?
It's been almost three weeks and I still feel both badly and victorious.