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Felt impelled to share this one, it was very funny to me!
A little context: One of my funny habits that my family and friends have called me out on is the fact that I never tear wrapping paper. When I open wrapped gifts, I don't tear the paper - I just undo the tape and unwrap the wrapping paper. I've done this for as long as I can remember, and my family loves making fun of me for it.
Concerning opening the wrong gifts... I don't know if this is a common occurrence, or if it happens all the time, but today was the first Christmas I accidentally opened someone else's (my cousin's) present. And it was mortifying. Mortifying, but also, surprisingly, hilarious.
The present in question had been placed on the table to my left, just in my peripheral view. I thought it was mine, took it, unwrapped it. Inside were Eagles and Flyers pajamas. And this had me confused, because I'm not a sports person, but amenable, because they were really soft and I really liked the colors of the pajamas (team colors). Then I looked up at my sister, who'd also been looking at what I unwrapped. Turns out, this present was for my cousin, and it was the one my parents had gotten for her. I learned this later, but at the time, all my sister said to me was, "Um, I don't think that was for you..."
My mind basically started doing this:
Now, normally this would turn into a very awkward event. But, as it happened...I hadn't torn any of the present's wrapping paper! So I got it back from the trash, unfolded it, re-wrapped the present, dashed for some tape, and got it all back together by the time my cousin came back to the table.
Christmas Eve saved. All because I've never torn my wrapping paper. I just think it's hilarious when a scenario arises in which someone's odd habits actually come in handy.