Should I be annoyed by my secret santa gift this year?
At my job we pulled names for gifts. The price range was to be at ~$15. I pulled the name of a woman who hadn't been around long (a bit over a month) I still went out and bought her a fairly nice and thoughtful gift that I thought she'd like, based on the little bit that I did know about. I even went a little over the $15 suggested price range and spent just over $20.
As luck would have it, she also had my name. She got me a gift card for exactly $15 and not a penny over. She said the same thing that I thought about her, she didn't know me very well.
I'm a little peeved that there wasn't at least a little more effort put into the gift. She didn't even get me a card to put the gift card into. She just handed it to me. One of my other coworkers told me that she TOLD the woman that I really like kitchen/household things. A potted plant would have been more thoughtful than a lame gift card.
Am I overreacting? She could have tried a little harder, I think.