This happened many, many years ago but still flabbergasts me when I think about it.
At the medical practice where I worked, there were two faculty secretaries. I had taken Sandra’s position doing the medical transcriptioning and the two of us had become friends. She collected lighthouses so I bought her a model for Christmas. I didn’t want to give Sandra a present and not Kimberly since the two of them shared an office, so I gave Kimberly a box of cheese and sausages. Later in the day, as I walked past their office, Kimberly called me in and in front of Sandra handed me the present back stating, “My husband and I don’t eat this kind of stuff.” Floored, I took the box back.
Kimberly never got another gift from me… 1104-15