I don't know what it's like at your place of employment, but where I'm at, when someone gives you work it's prefaced with, 'I've got a present for ya' or 'Here's a present'. Doesn't that seem just a little sadistic? I wonder if it's a southern thing like 'Bless His Heart', which if added to all the nasty things said about someone absolves the speaker from speaking ill of that person. As you can see, one of my co-worker's with a sense of humor took a whole new approach to the present thing. I found the 'work' folder slipped under the door to my office. There was a note mentioning the box of chocolates wouldn't fit. While, I'm afraid that the offer of a box of chocolates was bogus, the folder added a touch of whimsy and lightened the day.