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O/T Totally OTT leaving gift

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  1. Elvira

    Elvira Mistress of the Dark

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    Right so I'm leaving my job on 6th Sept (I work for a security firm in the control room so basically spend all day speaking to security guards that are 200 miles away that I have never met).

    I've become friends with a couple, well as much as friends as you can over the phone!! I know most of them have contributed towards buying me a leaving gift (how sweet!).

    I got a parcel delivered at work today. It's from one guard in particular. He always jokes and says I am his best friend because I sort out his shifts and stuff. He said he wanted to buy me a leaving present to say thanks.

    The parcel was fairly big. I opened it and my jaw hit the floor...

    ...he's only bought me A MOBILE PHONE!!!

    I mean it's so over the top and I was so embarrassed when I opened it! I told him I couldn't accept it but he has insisted. He reckons I am worth it, that I deserve better and that I am 'the best' (English isn't his first language-he's from Africa)!

    I'm really touched but it must of cost about £60! I guess I am flumoxxed as to how I have made such an impression on someone over the phone! x
     
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  3. Mrs Z

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    He obviously thinks you are worth it. I would have been crying.
     
  4. Elvira

    Elvira Mistress of the Dark

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    I nearly did cry!!! x
     
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    P'raps it was a free upgrade he got and thought he'd give it to you :D

    ( i jest)

    Thats very sweet though, you think he's after something ;) lol

    Wonder what else you'll get off folk!

    Lucky you x
     
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    Its a very touching gift. Not sure what others will think, but I would have graciously received.

    I can remember buying a couple of expensive bouquets for a ward sister and her deputy when I left a job (both were surprised but pleased), however, they had offered me plenty of additional shifts (I was in my early 20's and saving for trip to Australia) so I really thought that they were worth a memorable gift. Perhaps this guy feels that you have offered him support at a difficult time, even if you aren't aware of it.
     
  7. Hoping2LoseBig!!

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    Awww thats so sweet of him!! xx
     
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    That is so lovely !!!!
    You can make good friends with people you have never met, I am good friends with a costsdraughtman I talk to on the phone (I manage his firm) and I sent him a gift for his wedding altho we have never met, some people you just 'click' with !
     
  9. LizzMB

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    oh my goodness hun! That is so touching! i would have blubbed like a baby! lol
    xx
     
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    Yeah African men do generally treat women well. He's defo after you ;-)
    I fell for a Nigerian man and then married him (i say did - past tense) and look at my profile piccie, yip child followed!! haha - watch out :-D
     
  11. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    ive dated several african men, all i got was a cheese burger, lol ( cant even get the one on the sofa to do the diy today, had to do it myself humph )

    really sweet of him to get you the phone, has he programmed his number into it?
     
  12. Elvira

    Elvira Mistress of the Dark

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    I very nearly did blub like a baby!!!

    I don't think he is after me in that sense as he knows I have a partner and he knows my partner.

    He didn't put his number in it as it's an unlocked one so it doesn't have a sim card in it yet x
     
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