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Worst Christmas or Birthday Gifts....

 
 
Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 03:25 pm
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December 17, 2009
Amy Dickinson recently called upon the readers of her "Ask Amy" column in The Chicago Tribune to send in their "worst ever" gift stories. She shares the best responses and gives some tips on how to choose the right gift " and what to do if you blow it.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121563607

Example:
A cemetery plot;
Christmas related toilet cleaning tools;
The boyfriend giving his girlfriend a subscription of a Playboy magazine in French because his girlfriend spoke French;
Used electric carving knife that had blood on it....
Do you have any nightmare stories that involve your receiving or giving a horrible and embarrassing gift?
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Seed
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 09:31 pm
I got a sweat shirt from my aunt when I was in middle school. It had a football player standing over a quarter back with the saying "gotta get a sack" in big letters at the top. Worst thing ever to wear to school...
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JPB
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 09:44 pm
The first Mr B once got me a griddle pan and a bathroom scale for Christmas. WTF?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 09:48 pm
@JPB,
that violates the first rule of spousal gift giving.



(never buy her something that will hurt when she hits you with it...)
JPB
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 09:50 pm
@Rockhead,
damn straight.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 10:40 pm
@JPB,
I looked at a really cool iron once, then thought about it some more...
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2009 10:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
My former boss got his wife a set of weights for valentine's day. He's lucky he's not also her former husband. Had he listened to me, he would have gotten her a nice, new ironing board. He exchanges the weights, and went with my second suggestion; jewelry. Women are always attracted to shiny objects.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 01:40 am
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

The first Mr B once got me a griddle pan and a bathroom scale for Christmas. WTF?

What a contradictory combination.
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BorisKitten
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 02:11 pm
One year all I got from hubby was a freakin' weedeater. He never did that again.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 02:20 pm
@BorisKitten,
He should have at least given you a furry and friendly weedeater ...
http://www.yopress.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/goat.jpg
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 02:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
i had one of them once. (3 actually)


(they poop a LOT...)
BorisKitten
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 02:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
See, now that's more like it! I still recall my attempts at appearing Pleased with this crappy gift. I think I Failed.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Dec, 2009 02:35 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

i had one of them once. (3 actually)
(they poop a LOT...)

Free fertilizer! Bonus gifts! Very Happy
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