I remember when my mom would do cookie exchanges. It was like winning the cookie lottery when she came home. You would open the bag and then taste every cookie possible.
Within every cookie exchange is that one cookie that you try and avoid. I always tried to imagine the face of the person who made the grossest cookie of the bunch. Was she a kind innocent lady with no idea that she made something delicious into something gross? Did she do it on purpose to revolt against being in a cookie exchange that she wanted no part of? OR did she buy the cookie instead of actually making it? That's like the ultimate cookie exchange sin!