Episode 15 -Gift Exchange*

*Subtitles for the benefit of those would like to translate the dialogue.

As is the custom every year, close friends of Zola congregate for their gift exchange party.

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And as expected at Zola’s, there is quite a spread of food to partake in…

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Zola: “So good to have you all here tonight for our annual gift exchange party. Muriel is off on business, but sends her love to you all.” Cindy: “Yes she had to go to Dubai.”

 

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Zola: “For the benefit of Dania and Cindy I will briefly explain the rules for the gift exchange game. You veterans feel free to chime in too.”

 

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Ashante: “That’s fine, I think I forgot some of the rules.”

 

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Dania: “I vaguely remember playing this as a child.” Cindy: “I’m intrigued to play this childhood game with $200 gifts.”

 

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Zola: “First everyone must pick a number from the bowl filled with numbers.”

 

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Zola: “It presently has numbers from one to seven.”

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Zola: “The person who plucks number one chooses first and then opens it.” Franka: “And they must show everyone what it is.” Zola: “Yes that’s right. Show everyone.”

 

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Zola: “We have all the gifts over here.”

 

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Zola: “Then the person with number two chooses to either take the gift from person one or choose a new gift.”

 

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Bianca: “If they take person number one’s gift, then person number one has to choose a new gift.”

 

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Ashante: “Now I remember. Person one can’t take back the gift they have to choose a new one.”

 

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Persephone: “Then person number three has a choice to take number one or number two’s gift or a new gift.”

 

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Dania: “Ahh I see… that’s when the claws come out. Hehehe…”

 

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Cindy: “I love it! I am sure my gift is going to cause a frenzy.”

 

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Ashante: “Maybe it’s a good thing Muriel isn’t here this year.”

 

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Bianca: “Yes she got so upset with Zola. What was the gift again?” Ashante: “That new Cartier perfume.”

 

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Bianca: “Muriel was so upset, she had lost three gifts prior.” Ashante: “Yes and Zola took no pity on her.” Persephone: “Muriel has always been a sore loser.”

 

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Bianca: “Persephone you’re so right. You know the next day she bought herself all the gifts she lost.” Ashante: “No way.”

 

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Persephone: “She sure did, and she dragged me with her.” Ashante: “Oh my.”

 

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Zola: “Ok let’s get started.”

 

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Dania: “So you said Muriel is in Dubai?” Cindy whispers: “Yes she left two days ago with Kent.”

 

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Dania: “Whoa wait a minute! Kent Lowe?” Cindy whispers: “Yes, keep your voice down.”

 

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Dania whispers: “Ahh, so Zola has no clue and you are not telling.” Cindy whispers: “Muriel heard Zola turned him down for a date, so she scooped him up. Muriel specifically told me not to tell Zola.”

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