A few days before setting off for Christmas I found a smallish toy gorilla — some kind of insurance company giveaway — on the 25-cent table at The Bargain Barn, Sharon, Conn.
Then I found another.
The ladies got into it, and unearthed three more from the great pile of assorted junk.
This allowed me to walk into the room Christmas Day and say to my parents, cousin Dan, and his girlfriend Kanako, "Merry Christmas, here's your gorilla, Merry Christmas, here's your gorilla..."
The results were most gratifying. Best $1.36 I ever spent.