Typical of secret Santa exchanges, when NY1227 opted into Reddit's version, she had no idea who her Santa was. Her wishlist included -- aside from the aforementioned iPad -- "makeup, nail polish, glittery things.” The list would up in the hands of Bill Gates, who fulfilled it -- except naturally, for the iPad.
In addition to her list, Gates also sent her a personalized note, travel book, a stuffed animal, and a Heifer International donation certificate.
Still not realizing who was gifting me, I quickly opened the bulk and weight of the gift, which was an amazing and beautiful travel book, “Journeys of a lifetime.” I went on and on in my likes and dislikes for my love of travel and seeing the world, and I cannot WAIT to read this. Not only that, but I love pictures and reading up on new places. This gift was perfect! I quickly flipped through it, missing the inscription, message and signature from Bill on the first page, and headed to the final part of my gift.No, Gates did not give her a Surface tablet instead of an iPad. [It's no secret that iDevices in general are not welcome in the Gate's household.]
Once again, To me, From Bill. I opened this and it’s a man holding a sign (above). Oh... .
and then it finally hit me. All the presents I just tore open, the charity, then everything– was from Bill GATES. I quickly went back to the book to see a really nice message and note from Bill wishing me a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday (not pictured, because I really want to keep one part of this gift to myself) my jaw hit the EVER LOVING FLOOR. I went back to all the other gifts completely shocked. Then I paused for a minute and thought, what if this is someone screwing with me. Well of course Mr. Bill Gates already thought of this and took a picture of himself with my stuffed animal and a sign and then sent me the stuffed animal and sign.
Considering the issues with the device's recent Patch Tuesday update, it was probably a good thing.