The Gift That Backfired

This is the kind of plot line that you'd expect in a romantic comedy. It's perfect for the entire first act, after which the protagonist will have to either change his identity to woo the woman back, or else risk his life and fortune to prove his worthiness. We don't know how true the story is, but this clipping at Abecedarian was published in The Duluth Herald in 1905. Stranger things have happened, but this is too perfect, considering the note that accompanied the gift.    

Oops. The moral of this comedy of errors is, wrap your own gifts. If you must have a gift wrapped at the point of purchase, watch the clerk do it. And as Emily Post would tell you, when sending a note with a gift, the exact nature of the gift should be mentioned to avoid confusion. This helps tremendously for a wedding or a shower, when many gifts are received from different people. The same goes for thank you notes. In this case, as we see in so many romantic comedies, a little communication, no matter how angry, would have saved the relationship. -via Nag on the Lake

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