Christmas is all about receiving presents and waiting until midnight to finally shred the wrapping paper up to unveil our gifts. This situation is not the same with, Adrian Pearce, a Canadian has not opened his gift for 47 years! Can you imagine the anxiety when every Christmas comes along and that one presents remains unopened? Gosh, the suspense!
Adrian Pearce has no plans to open it soon either. Adrian was gifted the present by an old girlfriend who dumped him all those years ago.
She gave me a present at the same time, and I took the present home. I had a long walk home, and I was all upset and angry, and all the things you feel when somebody breaks up with you,” Pearce told CBC News. “And so I fired the present under the Christmas tree. After my family opened their gifts at Christmas, there was still one Christmas gift left, and it’s the gift this girl Vicki had given me. I told my family I’m never going to open that present.”
47 years down the road and he kept true to his words.
Pearce has moved on and went to being a married man (not with Vicki) and have children. Even his children would beg him to open the 47-year-old gift but he keeps insisting a strict no policy. He is considering on breaking the spell by opening it on the 50th anniversary of receiving it and maybe even having a contest to guess what’s under the wrapping. There would be a fee to enter, and all proceeds would go to charity.
Adrian Pearce has tried contacting and even reaching to Vicki but no luck until today.
I suppose this could be the ghost of Christmas past.