Post # 1
Um, so I recently joined a new church. I emailed our minister to let him know that I would be coming to the church Christmas party on Sunday, and that I would bring a “white elephant” gift for the party, as requested. I cc’ed my husband, so he wouldn’t forget about the party. A few minutes later, my husband REPLIES ALL and makes a joke that “we should bring our vibrator as the white elephant gift.”
OH MY GOSH.
So the minister (who is a pretty cool 30-something guy) replies and is so nice — he even makes a joke saying “it might be awkward because I’ll have to tell my kids it’s an electric mixer…”).
I could have just DIED!!! Please tell me this is funny (and not completely humiliating) and that I don’t have to find another church… 🙂
Post # 3
LOL! That is pretty funny. At least it was between you, your husband, and your minister! It could have been worse, you know, like going to the WHOLE congregation or something! I think your minister sounds pretty cool by making a joke out of the whole thing.
Post # 4
OMG! My mouth dropped wide open when I read this! Atleast your minister was cool about it! HAhahaha! I’m sure your man will NEVER make that mistake again!
Post # 5
What is a white elephant gift?
And yeah. It’s funny. No worries!
Post # 6
That is hilarious!!!! Replying to emails is always so scary for that reason!!! 🙂 hahahahaha At least your minister is cool and made a joke about it!
Post # 7
Thanks all! It really makes me feel better to just see it as a funny story…
A white elephant is where you wrap some random object from around your house as a gift. (Like some chotchke or knick-knack that is weird or you never use.) It’s sort of a joke and everyone exchanges these random things and laughs about what they get….
Post # 8
OMG be careful with the reply all!! I wasn’t super-embarrased about this since it was a friend, but recently we let our friend from TX stay at our apartment in NYC while we were at a wedding in Chicago. When we got back, I realized we had left out our KY on the nightstand for her to see! I was embarrased, but since she is a friend (BM), it wasn’t tooo bad. She never mentioned it to me, but I’m sure she saw it.
Post # 9
Thanks, chicago wife! That’s really cool. I totally get the vibrator comment, now. lol.
Post # 10
That’s hilarious! Clergy are just people, honest 😉 If it’s any consolation, your minister will never be able to use this as a sermon illustration!
Post # 11
He totally took in stride! i wouldn’t be worried in the least.
Post # 12
O.M.G! I would of just DIED! It is actually funny and luckily you have a easy going minister! I wouldn’t be humiliated but I bet he’ll feel silly at the party. Ah well, no real harm done.
Post # 13
OMG!!! My drop just feel to the ground!! That is pretty funny though!! I’m glad your minister is young and not an old fashioned older man!! EEEKKSSS then I really would’ve felt bad for you!! (j/K)
Post # 14
Oh my gosh!! That is definitely embarrassing but thankfully your minister found the humor. Oh man…that’s hilarious.
Post # 15
OOOOMMMMGMGGG BUah ha ha ha.
Sounds like a cool church =]
I like how your husband said “our vibrator” not “a vibrator”. Otherwise it wouldn’t have been so mortifying
Side note: I told Darling Husband we should brnig a Playboy from 1970 as a white elephant gift. The women were pretty much all clothed! it was so old and wrapped up in plastic…i thought it’d be hilarious =] Him, not so much
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
OMG that’s hilarious!!!! At least he made a joke about it!!!!