Just for fun, let's share a Christmas themed line, or three, from one of our fics (or original fiction).
Tag and pass it on. :D
I can't remember who's been tagged and who hasn't, so I'm just going to tag anyone who wants to take part!
"I would like to buy a Christmas gift for my friend," he states bluntly, adding a shy "thank you."
"Okay," I begin hesitantly, gesturing around the ten thousand four hundred and twenty seven different items of stock we have on display around the store (I learned that in customer care training too); "have you seen anything you like?"
"I understand that the purpose of buying a Christmas gift is that it should be something the recipient likes, not the purchaser," he replies uncertainly.
"Uh, well yes, but …" I begin, floundering to make my point understood; "but if you know the friend well enough, then you'll know when you see something that they would like."
His brow furrows into a constipated frown as he ponders on my explanation. God help me, but I'm starting to feel sorry for him.
"Okay, so let's start at the beginning," I suggest as brightly as I can manage; "is your friend a man or a woman?"
"He is a man," he responds confidently; "his name is Dean."