I get some really nice things from my students for Christmas. Their generosity astounds me every year. Please don’t think I’m too insensitive, but today I had to chuckle when I opened a card from a student and found a single $1 gift certificate to Tim Horton’s. At first I thought it was just amusing that it was just one single $1. Then I realized that Tim Horton’s sells their currency in packs of $5 – containing two $2 leaflets and one $1. There are at least two teachers higher than me in this hierarchy, and they’re getting their whole coffee for free.