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    Re: Bad gifts

    So did noone receive any bad, or weird, gifts for xmass this year? Hard to believe.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Bad gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    So did noone receive any bad, or weird, gifts for xmass this year? Hard to believe.
    I didn't this year, but my brother did get a dual gift from his gf and my mom. Fortunately its a gift where he can actually use both eventually.

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    Re: Bad gifts

    When I was little I had some stuffed animals that I always kept by my bed in case I got scared at night. My mother kept all of these stuffed toys and wrapped them up and gave them to me for X-mas one year. So Basically she regifted my gifts back to me.

    She also gave me a Football for Dummies and Baseball for Dummies books. Could be because I root for the Reds and the Bengals.
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    I almost forgot my mother knitted my wife a pink baby bonnett for Christmas 2 years ago. We are not expecting and don't want children right now. The look of horror on my wife's face as she realized that all the stories I told about my mom were true.
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    A $50 gift card only worth $25. Ha! Found out when I got up to the register.
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    She also gave me a Football for Dummies and Baseball for Dummies books.
    I own the later of these books, authored in part my Joe Morgan. I've poured over it many a time for advice and knowledge, and it has never failed me. Great book.

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    Re: Bad gifts

    We have a $25 Secret Santa among my siblings and spouses. My new brother in law got me last year, and my sister got me this year. Last year they gave me a saltine box filled with spices from Walmart. A little disappointing but not without some utility. This year I got an extension cord.
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    Re: Bad gifts

    My ex-girlfriend gave me a box of condoms.

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    Re: Bad gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    A $50 gift card only worth $25. Ha! Found out when I got up to the register.
    So that begs the question: Do you tell the person that it was only $25? I think this would be a fantastic episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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    Last year some dummy got me Willy Tavaras as a gift.

    Worst.Gift.Ever.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Bad gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Last year some dummy got me Willy Tavaras as a gift.

    Worst.Gift.Ever.
    Hey, it's a gift that will keep on giving in 2010!

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    Re: Bad gifts

    My mother in law got me a framed Pete Rose "rookie card." It came complete with stats through 1977 on the back.
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    Re: Bad gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    So that begs the question: Do you tell the person that it was only $25? I think this would be a fantastic episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    That would be a fantastic episode.

    Here's another one. I just found out today that my brother-in-law got a $2.99 bag of trail mix and a bottle of bug spray from his father-in-law for his Christmas gifts. Nothing more, nothing less. Classic.
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    Re: Bad gifts

    I never liked clothes as a kid for a gift.

    My kids loved clothes when they were kids as gifts.

    Must have that being used to wearing salt-and-pepper pants and a blue sweater 5 days a week. What was the point of getting any clothes? I might have gotten to change the shade of white on my collar?

    Actually, in 3rd grade, the rules got more lenient and we could wear the shirt of our choice, so we did have a say on the color of our collars. Whoo Hoo!!!


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