Yesterday we went out to a family meal with the members of the in-law clan we could not get together with before Christmas. After the gathering, we all swapped presents and went off on our own merry way. When Sue and I got home I opens the back door of the car and a two-part present fell out and landed on the road with a thump. The gift was from our nephew and his wife and they usually buy us something for the kitchen. Now it sounded like it could have been glasses - it sounded like fine broken glass. Feeling really bad about this, I gently carried the two-part parcel into the kitchen and opened the larger part that had a smaller box affixed. The larger part was indeed a kitchen gift that was unbroken. It was the smaller box that sounded as if something was amiss.
At this point I am starting to feel a little better as this is now sounding like a box of fixings or fitting for the other part of the gift. On tearing the corner open I suddenly realised that all my practical joking with the delivery men had come home to roost...
My Godson had bought us a Meccano kit and the rattling, of the parts, sounded like broken glass. I was delighted to discover that someone had bought us Meccano for Christmas and Sue was delighted that I had been caught out! The model was built and can be seen at the top of the post!