Daily Archives: December 19, 2010

On Gifting

We’ve all received them.  Bad gifts.  Poorly thought out ideas that make the recipient think, “did you do your shopping at the gas station?”

It’s a busy time of year, money’s tight and I get that but please know it is far better to show up empty handed than to give a bad gift.

You can trust me because I have years of experience in this department.

Here’s my top 10 list of the worst gifts we’ve ever received.

#10.  A cheetah print plastic toilet seat. With a crack in it. Pretty sure it was .. used.

#9.   Big Mouth Billy Bass (the singing fish). (pictured above). 

#8.  A ceramic dog that lit up and barked rabidly when anyone neared it.

#7.  For me: neck-to-toe flannel footie pajamas accompanied by a similarly dressed teddy bear; I was already a mother of 2 when I received it.

#6. A donation in my name to an organization I don’t support. And am now on their mailing list. Fantastic! Thanks for that!

#5.  A half eaten box of Valentines chocolates. 

#4.  A crib toy for our youngest, who, at the time, was 5.

#3. A shattered Christmas candle opened on .. you guessed it – Christmas day.  

 #2. A used baseball hat complete with head-sweat ring.

You can’t make this sh*t up!

And the #1 worst Christmas gift ever?

#1 A broken glass gravy bowl that had been glued back together.  I don’t know about you but at my house…Gravy’s served HOT.  

   Do tell: what’s the worst Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

 

  

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That’s what I’M Sayin…

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“Don’t think of your womanly guile as MANipulation. 

Foxiness has a much better ring to it.”

~ Melissa Sovey

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