A surprising number of people were curious about the free prize inside my box of Jesus-themed bandages, which Elysha gave me for Christmas.
I was curious, too, but I like to prolong a surprise, knowing that the moment just before the reveal is almost always better than the reveal itself.
But succumbing to curiosity, I finally opened the container today and found my free prize:
A temporary tattoo of a slice of pepperoni pizza, hidden amongst the dozens of bandages featuring Jesus iconography.
I couldn’t believe it.
In this case, it turns out that the surprise itself was just as good as the suspense before the reveal. I laughed out loud when I found my temporary tattoo, both because it was a temporary tattoo in a box of Jesus bandages and because the image was that of a slice of pizza.
I’m not sure if there is a “Free Prize Inside!” more perfect for this particular situation than a pizza tattoo.
It’s not often that a fantastic gift gets even better 15 days after you first opened it.
Kind of like the gift that keeps on giving.