Gift exchanges have a few problems:

  1. You put in something you think someone else wants.
  2. Other people make fun of it.
  3. You unwrap something everyone else wants.
  4. It is stolen from you.
  5. You are left with coffee. You don't drink coffee.

Tam came up with a solution:

  1. Put something you want in.
  2. Scheme to get it. Ensure to use misdirection, misinformation, and any other levels you have.