AWKWARDNESS has descended on an office after a man bought an expensive Christmas gift for a female colleague, it has emerged.
Staff at Dunton Print Services had been exchanging modest gifts when Tom Logan presented attractive co-worker Emma Bradford with a £55 portable DVD player.
Onlooker Donna Sheridan said: “We normally give each other things like large bags of Maltesers or a free calendar sent from a supplier, so it was a surprise to see a properly gift-wrapped box.
“When she opened it, it was clearly a proper present, at which point there was an incredibly awkward atmosphere and time seemed to slow down a bit.
“Tom said something like ‘You said you hadn’t got a DVD player so I thought, why not?’ but he may as well have said, ‘I love you with every fibre of my being!’
“Emma said ‘That’s really nice!’ but you could tell she was mentally rehearsing a ‘I like you as a friend’ conversation, which made me feel strangely sorry for Tom, the twat.”
Logan said: “I decided to get her a present she’d make good use of. The fact that she is beautiful and I think about her soft golden hair all the time is purely coincidental.”