So, I decided to get a NoHoHon for the white elephant gift exchange
. That was the first time I had heard of white elephant and it was pretty fun. I have found myself over the last several months completely mesmerized by the nohohon (aka sunshine buddy) on display at a cafe I frequent. I knew I mustn't be the only one who would have such a reaction to this most bizarre of chindogu. I was right. If you haven't read the rules, WEGE allows for stealing of gifts up to three times after they are unwrapped. The NoHoHon was stolen the max amount. More than the lava lamp that someone regifted. What was more surprising was who stole it. First was CR, one of the psychiatrists in the group. He later stole 5 other gifts, so I just think that he is a closet mugger, though he did seem pretty excited about it at the time. Fortunately, Sunshine Buddy wound up with JJ, whose office is right next to mine. I can pop in and visit him anytime I feel the need to zone out on his oh so soothing nodding action.
Oh, and of course, AB (the director of our practice) wound up stealing and keeping the bottle of wine.
Pretty successful experiment, if I do say so myself. Now I just need to get a couple more for the office and put them in strategic locations.
Here's a great related fansite: The great nohohon adventure