I’ll preface this with the following: I’m certainly not an ungrateful sod, this is all for comedic purposes only, even though I have to admit at the time I was pretty pissed off!
1: The Glass Fruit Bowl
Secret Santa at work, it never ends well. So I don’t play anymore. This one year, I was 19 years old. $10 limit. I was the recipient of a ‘Reject Shop’ glass fruit bowl with the price tag still attached. $2.50. Thanks very much.
2: The DVD
My 21st, I was given the truly awful Farrelly Brothers movie, Stuck on You DVD. At the time, Pizza Hut was running a promotion that if you ordered pizza for delivery with coke and garlic bread, they gave you a DVD. I’ll let you fill in the gaps.
3: Wine and chocolate
Two bottles of cheap ‘bubbly’ and a block of chocolate. I was four months pregnant. Everyone knew I was pregnant.
4: Shitty ‘Literature’
The Barney Stinson guide for picking up chicks. Yeah. Umm. I don’t even know where to start explaining that one.
5: Wedding Presents
Mortar and pestle. When I got married, we had a gift registry and friends of ours that had been married previously suggested that we add small things too in case anyone wanted to spend say $100 but only spent $85. So we added some small things like salad servers and a $14.95 ceramic mortar and pestle. From an aunty and uncle, they bought us the mortar and pestle as their gift. Two couples who came to our wedding didn’t even give us a gift! One gave us a cheque that bounced, so I got a fee from my bank!
So there you go. Have you been the recipient of a not very well thought out or crappy gift?