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    Worst presents EVER!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Serendipity666, Jun 8, 2008.

    Weve all recieved them at some point or another

    the gifts that you thank someone for and then either throw in the bin or shove into the back of the wardrobe and wait for the moths to devour it, only to re-discover it years later and wonder where the hell it came from....

    just wondering what some of yours are

    heres some of mine

    socks
    chocolate coated peanuts (hands up the people who HAVNT ever been given these)
    plastic fake nails
    soap (gee thanks)
    hideous clothing (time to feed the moths)
     
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    Floral or pink clothing >< ick!
    Clown objects when you are petrified of them!
    Photos...I mean who wants a photo of their partner as a gift? <I think it is vain>
    Household stuff when you don't have your own house and your parents end up using it...
    A car that doesn't go or costs you thousands of dollars every month to keep running cause it always breaks down
    chick flicks when they know you hate them
    tea pot cover when you don't even have a tea pot and don't drink tea
    ten tonne of biscuits or chocolate cause you are too thin and your family wants you to get fat
    tissues! Boxes and boxes of tissues!
    Broken toys for your children from family that expects you to spend heaps on their kids

    <yes I am a vain person and arrogant, as you can see from the above!>
     
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    My grandparents always used to get me pajamas.

    Considering that I sleep...well, without pajamas, that was really a pointless present.

    My mother finally told them that I like to write so they started getting me pens and pads of paper all the time. Still didn't need it that much, but at least it was on the right track.
     
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    I've recieved countless little knick knacks that I just couldn't - or wouldn't - use/display, but the worst gift ever:

    Pumpkin Cup-of-Soup


    I do not like pumpkin soup.

    :)
     
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    A domino clock. Yup a clock that displayed time using dominos that rose and fell. I always suspected my great aunt hated me.
     
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    I always got sock off my perants, I'm considering going into busness selling my old socks, as I suspect I could fill the hull of a ship with them.

    As well as a Harry Potter boardgame when I dislike both both Harry Potter and boardgames.
     
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    Years ago, I was dating a cosmetic surgeon who offered me a . . . well a new, larger rack for my birthday. I politely refused.
     
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    For Christmas, I always get bath soaps and bubbles and stuff like that.

    I don't have a bath tub and it hurts my feelings--do I stink?
    I don't think so!
    Because everyone always tells me that my hair smells good.
     
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    Never got anything above from anyone! I dunno if that's lucky, I guess it is. (ooo, except the bath accessories, but that was just once).

    Two things I often get and hate:

    - Photo frames. Dude, I've got heaps of them. Do you think I need to be reminded of how weird I look every single second?
    - Candles. I have electricity, please and thank you.

    Otherwise, I might get a good gift.
     
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    I shared that with my wife (who hates getting candles), she's gonna steal that line.
     
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    She's welcome. We must spread the message of reality!!! xP
     
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    Okay...the worst gift that I ever received had to be a tea pot in the shape of a cow, I mean really is this necessary? Really?

    I must say, however, I do collect tea pots, but that one was just a bit over the top...it wasn't even a good looking cow...more like a freakish, monkey faced cow...weired....lol!
     
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    Probably a tooth brush holder. Or vouchers for shops I'd never shop at. Or soapy stuff, I always hate that.
     
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    The Christmas before last, my ex-wife gave me a chicken noodle soup mix in a mason jar, without the directions sheet (not that it's not easy to figure out), for Christmas. Please note, she knows I have no great love of chicken noodle soup.

    Can we say "passive aggressive," folks? I knew we could...
     
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    when Don and I got married we eloped so didn't expect gifts at all but a few strange ones
    came our way.
    My MIL gave us a Life Insurance Package for Don.
    nice idea but the catch was
    it was in her name.
    she insisted that she would look after me and any children if it was ever needed but I thought it was about the worst way to say welcome to the family.

    the other one was a hammock from my parents when we didn't have an apt. with a yard.
    it was their way of saying we didn't amount to anything since we didn't buy a house as soon as we were married.
     
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    Well, at least it wasn't a Life Insurance package for YOU in her name!

    That would present a very clear message - RUN!
     
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    *Laughs with tears in her eyes*
     
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    hahaha...And I thought my ex MIL was bad when she cooked for us, special dishes that only my ex liked!
    Very, very bland and boring!
     
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    Has anyone mentioned the ubiquitous travel baggie gift set of English Leather sure to come from grandma/grandpa?
     
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    hahaha.....I always love the cologne gift that is never what you wear...whyyyyy? :(
     
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    I got a microwave...for Christmas...last year...and I was 17 (not moving out for a few years into college).
     
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    lol - at least the person that gave me the pumpkin packet soup was under the mistaken impression that I liked pumpkin soup. (Since they've known me for years, however, they should have known better ;))
     
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    TOOTHBRUSHES! omg! a few years ago I got a toothbrush and toothpaste my from ex's parents, back before we split up. I was like "wtf?" I was so offended. I mean, who gives someone toothbrushes and toothpaste for a present???

    And another thing was...this made me cringe...a person I know <begins to feel sick> gave me <holds bucket close by> second hand underwear!!!!! EWWWWWWWWWWW! That is the most repulsive and disgusting and by far the WORST PRESENT IMAGINABLE! Nothing could be worse than that!!!!!!!!
     
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    A second-hand torn underwear could be :p
     
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    I strongly disagree!
     

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