By Bawsack - 26/09/2016 10:10 - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
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Hey, at least you got some chocolates! A lot of bosses wouldn't even bother with that. Chocolate makes everything better.
He may be bad with names. At least, for me personally, it's easy to remember someone by face and appearance but names are impossible unless I've lived with them for a long time or they became a close friend. If not, he's probably just being silly. Parting gifts don't usually come from someone who dislikes you. Maybe you can reuse the card?
It probably sounded better in his mind than "I /really/ want an excuse to use the word 'fortnight'."
I know that people in Australia and the U.K. use the word "fortnight" regularly. It's a really common thing. For example, my mother gets paid fortnightly. I take it that Americans (or other English speakers for that matter) don't use that word too often? I'm not hating or anything, just genuinely curious.