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The Gift that never gets old

In Germany, they have a half-hour TV show that they’ve aired on New Year’s Eve day every year for the past 40 years or so, that is an inextricable part of the tradition over there [and also happens to be one of the few things on TV not dubbed into German].

Mindful of its popularity, and because we love our traditions here at the Weather Report, we give you our own little custom: the same New Year’s post as last year and the year before that, and probably next year and the year after that. Because it’s our favourite joke. Happy New Year, everyone!!!


A young man wanted to purchase a gift for his new sweetheart’s birthday, and as they had not been dating very long, after careful consideration, he decided a pair of gloves would strike the right note: romantic, but not too personal.

Accompanied by his sweetheart’s younger sister, he went to Nordstrom and bought a pair of white gloves. The sister purchased a pair of panties for herself. During the wrapping, the clerk mixed up the items and the sister got the gloves and the sweetheart got the panties. Without checking the contents, the young man sealed the package and sent it to his sweetheart with the following note:

“I chose these because I noticed that you are not in the habit of wearing any when we go out in the evening. If it had not been for your sister, I would have chosen the long ones with the buttons, but she wears short ones that are easier to remove.

“These are a delicate shade, but the lady I bought them from showed me the pair she had been wearing for the past three weeks and they were hardly soiled. I had her try yours on for me and she looked really smart.

“I wish I was there to put them on for you the first time, as no doubt other hands will come in contact with them before I have a chance to see you again.

“When you take them off, remember to blow in them before putting them away as they will naturally be a little damp from wearing.

“Just think how many times I will kiss them during the coming year. I hope you will wear them for me on Friday night. All my love.

“P.S. The latest style is to wear them folded down with a little fur showing.”

[PS here’s hoping your weather is better than ours. We have storm and all our brennur have been cancelled. Boo.]