As previously mentioned, I am Jewish. I don't keep strict kosher, or really kosher at all, but I don't eat ham. Bacon? Yes, because it is delicious. Ham? No. Seems wrong. Ya know, bacon's cool because it's deliciousness outweighs it's non-kosher-ness. But ham, it's not even good.
Now, my friend Greta, over at "A New Type of Nesting" (http://newtypeofnesting.blogspot.com/2011/12/best-vendor-gift-ever.html) blogged about a really awesome gift that she got from a vendor at work. A whiskey sampler kit. Now I don't drink whiskey either, but I would think that was cool. And I would pretend that I drink whiskey. Really...I would probably re-gift it to my brother-in-law or something, but regardless, cool idea.
I too get a lot of vendor gifts at work. Really thoughtful things that people spend a lot of money on. And this year, there has been a particular trend in vendor gift giving that I am less than excited about. Hams. Yes, the aforementioned not-so-deliscious and definetly-not-so-kosher, HAM.
These suckers must be expensive too! They're huge.
To date, I have recieved 4 of them. 4 gigantic hams.
1 ham arrived at my house and was received by my dog walker who called to alert me that, "A giant ham has arrived at your doorstep". I promptly asked her to take it home with her.
As the days passed, so too did the hams. Another given to a coworker to share with her family for Christmas. A gift certificate, specifically for a "7 pound ham" at Honebaked Ham, given to a another coworker.
And finally, just now, the 4th ham arrived and I stood there, shocked, not sure who should receive my ham next. Do you want a ham?
Thank you thoughtful vendors for the kind gift of a ham. I am Jewish. And that is really just an excuse to say that I don't eat ham because I think it's kind-of gross. But in the future, turkey would be great. Or just donate a ham in my honor to the food shelf. I will be happy to know that others are enjoying their ham. While I enjoy my Chinese food.