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    Default what's the worst holiday gift you ever received or gave

    I know someone who once gave a non smoker 2 cartons of cigarettes for christmas...just wrong on many levels


    1 tacky
    2 it's like saying, I hardly know you furthermore I do not care to make the effort..smoke up dude.
    3 puts the recipient in an awkward position

    so what's your gift faux pas?

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    My mom used to give us one of those damn Chia Pets every year after we got married as a "gag gift". After the second year, we would regift it as one of her birthday presents.
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    Mine was more of a faux pas with my best friend years ago. We had agreed not to do a gift exchange that year due to money being scarce. Her mom gave a huge Xmas party ever year and when I went to the party, I picked up a nice bottle of sparkling wine as a hostess gift which I placed on the table set aside for such things. My friend and her mom both assumed it was for my friend which put her on the spot as she had nothing for me. Her mom trying to eliminate the ackward situation scrambled around and gave me a big tin of cookies saying they were from my friend. It then made me feel bad that in my mind, I had nothing for my friend. Upon opening the cookies later, it had a "Happy Holidays From XXXXX Company" on the card (her mom had regifted). I then realized what had taken place and felt terrible. To this day it still makes me cringe because a few simple words at the time could have put everyone at ease if I had only known what they were thinking.
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    One time many years ago I got pretty wasted at a company Christmas party and well, ended up going home with one of the receptionists who was not very good looking but had real big boobs and I banged her.
    So does that qualify as a gift I recieved or gave?

    Other than that, last year I got a battery operated wirebrush for the grill from my wife which I thought was silly because I can't scrape it any better than I could with the regular hand one. Fucking Brookstone catelog!

    The year before I got this neck messager which is still in the box. Fucking Red Envelope catelog!

    I really need to get to the mail before she does so I can throw out all those 5-10 catelogs we get a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    One time many years ago I got pretty wasted at a company Christmas party and well, ended up going home with one of the receptionists who was not very good looking but had real big boobs and I banged her.
    So does that qualify as a gift I recieved or gave?
    Why did you feel the need to post this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Why did you feel the need to post this?
    Perhaps because Eddymon is trashed now as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    One time many years ago I got pretty wasted at a company Christmas party and well, ended up going home with one of the receptionists who was not very good looking but had real big boobs and I banged her.
    So does that qualify as a gift I recieved or gave?

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    actually, I know that girl...we had lunch last week and your name came up.....she says it was a gift you received According to her, all she got was warts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    One time many years ago I got pretty wasted at a company Christmas party and well, ended up going home with one of the receptionists who was not very good looking but had real big boobs and I banged her.
    So does that qualify as a gift I recieved or gave?
    Sounds like a gag gift that she received.
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    From my grandmother's second husband (stepgrandpa?), I received a dollar store brand bottle of aftershave, the green stuff, which is horrible enough in it's name brand form, but nevertheless, I probably didn't seem too thrilled at the time, and I made jokes about how tacky I thought it was to others afterward.

    Anyway, as an adult now, I think about what a wonderful, decent man he was, and how ungrateful and ungraceful I was at that time. He made a loving gesture and I mocked it. And I couldn't regret it any more right now. Small actions we take, small moments we experience, can come back years later and have a totally different meaning for us.

    Thanks for this thread, Daisy Hill. It helped me remember something I had to forgive myself for, in some way.


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    already mentioned but a Chia Pet to my boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    From my grandmother's second husband (stepgrandpa?), I received a dollar store brand bottle of aftershave, the green stuff, which is horrible enough in it's name brand form, but nevertheless, I probably didn't seem too thrilled at the time, and I made jokes about how tacky I thought it was to others afterward.

    Anyway, as an adult now, I think about what a wonderful, decent man he was, and how ungrateful and ungraceful I was at that time. He made a loving gesture and I mocked it. And I couldn't regret it any more right now. Small actions we take, small moments we experience, can come back years later and have a totally different meaning for us.

    Thanks for this thread, Daisy Hill. It helped me remember something I had to forgive myself for, in some way.


    I gave my high school girlfriend "Live Without A Net" for Christmas in '87. She wasn't impressed. A few weeks later, I told her I was thinking of getting us Whitesnake tickets. She said "you don't know me at all".
    Nice story..
    Actually, those are the kind of gifts I love...someone thinks enough of you to go out and buy something for you, even if they don't spend much at all...like a weird bookmark because they know you read...or thick ugly socks, because they know your feet get cold. They miss the mark by a very slim margin, but you know what they meant so you love the gifts because of the spirit of the giving.

    It's the Chia pets of the world that make me go HMMMMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    It's the Chia pets of the world that make me go HMMMMM.

    So, what does that say about the "Salad Shooter?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I know someone who once gave a non smoker 2 cartons of cigarettes for christmas...just wrong on many levels


    1 tacky
    2 it's like saying, I hardly know you furthermore I do not care to make the effort..smoke up dude.
    3 puts the recipient in an awkward position

    so what's your gift faux pas?

    by the way, anyone want a Three Stooges cookie jar, where the guys look like they're hooked together Siamese style?
    not a holiday gift but as a joke, for my sisters 18th birthday a while ago i got my dad to buy her cigarettes...
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    Poor Eddymon.

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    We've got Chia Pets stacked to the ceiling (literally) at the Walgreens I work at. Always wonder what the decision process is on those things (would they like Homer, or Scooby Doo to grow grass out of their head??).

 

 

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