When my friend Diane had her engagement party I took her aside and asked her if she knew about Hanky Panky (she did), and would she like something from Hanky Panky, rather than a slow-cooker or candlesticks. Her face lit up, and she said “Oh I love their stuff. I just don’t have any because they’re expensive.”
This afternoon I handed her a shoebox and apologized for the lack of wrapping, as I have been working virtually 24/7 for the last 2 weeks. She looked at me and said, “Oh my God. Is this what we talked about?” “Open it and see.”
She got so excited. The panties were in the tissue paper on top and she flipped out when she saw the ones with the little veil. Then the nightie, which she LOVED, and I thought she was gonna lose it when she saw the teddy. She wanted to jump up and run inside and try them on, I could tell. They were the only personal gifts she got, all the rest were kitchen and household things, very nice, but I could tell that my gift was clearly her favorite. She took me aside later to tell me: “Adam is going to love them. I never wear things like this, because so much sexy lingerie is tacky. These things are so beautiful and sexy, and such good quality. They just feel so good and I can’t wait to wear them!”
I shouldn’t have worried about the lack of gift wrapping because I now realize that, of all gifts, this particular one can be delivered in a shoebox and it doesn’t matter!
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