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Tis the Season...Worst Christmas Present you ever got?

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#31 pawsandclaws


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

I remember when my grandma bought me a shirt when she was getting up there....now I'm like 6'4" 220 but this thing was like a XXXXL. My whole family could fit in that thing no problem.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

I don't expect much out of my presents, so I am rarely disappointed.

This. In my family if I don't ask very specifically it ain't happening

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:33 PM

I generally do not get presents on Christmas. When I do it is normally someone new in my life because when the topic arises I ask them to donate some money to a charity. A few years after dating my fiancee I witnessed the most childish act by a group of adults. They gave me a $1 electronic game made for a child in an attempt to belittle me. Their exact words as I opened it was, "We heard you like video games." They had a problem with her and I because I didn't bolt the second that we had children like their boyfriends had.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:18 PM

When I was 13 my aunt gave me A small cheap umbrella. She gave my brother $50. No lie.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:26 PM

even the ones I don't need....I love all gifts...it's the thought that counts!

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:50 PM

I haven't received a truly terrible gift in a while, mostly just Christmas cards at birthdays, birthday cards at Christmas, etc.

When I was growing up, re-gifting was the norm for extended friends and relatives.

On my eighth birthday, our neighbors gave me a grocery bag full of heavily-used toys originally made for children half my age

On my tenth Christmas, I was given a comb and a set of defective bathtub crayons from an uncle and aunt

On my 16th Christmas my new Grandmother/ former Aunt (veeeery long story) gave me a cheap insurance company calculator and a disposable camera

Edited by StepandFetch, 29 November 2011 - 12:00 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:51 PM

I was given a box of rubber bands once.



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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

My Aunt wrapped up one of my toys and gave it to me one year. No box, just wrapped up one of my toys...

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:56 AM

The worst I ever got was one given to me to teach me a lesson. So it was at the same time the best and the worst.

I was about 12 and into building model boats - battleships, carriers, destroyers, and the like. This particular Christmas morning my uncle shows up with the customary stack of gifts for everyone and passes them out to everyone but me. Nothing unusual in that. He always got a kick out of giving me a hard time and beyond that he also had a reputation for the coolest gifts. As the youngest adult in the family he was just a big kid and always had gifts like slingshots, BB guns, RC cars, basically the good poo.

So anyway everyone opens their gifts from him and still nothing for me. At this point he is actually getting to me and I got really mad at him. After 30 minutes or so of teasing me he reached in his shirt pocket and produced a small paintbrush. The kind I used on models and had two dozen of. He handed it to me and said Merry Christmas.

I went into brat mode.

I wouldn't take it from him. I didn't speak to him the rest of the day. I wouldn't stay in a room if he came in. Basically I acted like a spoiled little asshole.

After a few hours time came for everyone to leave and my parents made me come and say goodbye to him at the front door. As he stepped onto the front porch he reached out and picked up a gift that he had left out there on his way in. Of course it was mine. As he handed it to me he said "I really shouldn't give you this but there's no reason for both of us to be jerks on Christmas."

Turned out to be a 3 foot long model of the USS Enterprise (the first US nuclear aircraft carrier). A very cool gift.

Never forgot the way I felt and never again got a "bad" gift. Ive gotten things that I didn't need or want but Ive always appreciated the effort and time someone else put into giving me something.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:22 AM

^That there is a little Xmas lesson we all should learn from.

Thanks for sharing that.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:24 AM

Got an Otah jersey in 08.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:43 AM

I gave my sis in law an orange highlighter one time. It was on her list. It specifically said orange highlighter. I kept all the other highlighters in the pack for me :)