“Presents are the best way to show someone you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, ‘Hey man, I love you this many dollars worth.'”

From: The Office

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Michael Scott

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from US version of The Office. Based on the BBC comedy, this version of show takes place in the offices of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, featuring a host of wacky characters with their own idiosyncrasies.

This week’s quote comes the episode entitled “Christmas Party.” The entire office holds a Secret Santa gift giving party. Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) decides to give his Secret Santa a video iPod, which is worth much more than the $20 limit. Michael Scott, in a talking head, explains his decision.

Geek wisdom: ¬†While there is a saying that “it’s the thought that counts” and it does hold true, that also doesn’t mean you should not put any money into your gifts as well. Maybe the gift doesn’t have to be expensive… but it also doesn’t have to be worthless as well.

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