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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:52 AM
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Edited by DSTM, 10 December 2006 - 08:06 AM.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:36 AM
A really bad gift given to me - a waffle iron. Why? Well, simply because the man I was dating had a love for waffles and knew I didn't like them. Yet, sure enough, on Christmas morning, there was a waffle iron for me - from him, of course - sitting on the tree. Eep!
The worst gifts by far was actually given to me by my own brother and his wife.Year after year,they gave us useless gifts.One year they gave us a book.They only problem they forgot it was a gift to them 4 yrs earlier from a neighbour. They forgot it was signed on the second page. Another year, 4 LP records, and they know I have never owned a record player.Many useless gifts still in their damaged boxes,that looked like they had been half way round the world on more than one occassion.In the end I told them,a nice card is plenty.They are well off,be different if they were poor.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:27 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:36 AM
Oh dear, Tink - I can see why the earrings were such a bad gift - and to get another pair for your birthday from your father once again - Sob! But you do have the consolation of knowing he loves you enough to venture into the stores to actually shop, perhaps. Gentle smile. Please please tell us he's not still giving you earrings on every special occassion, though??! Eep!
Posted 11 December 2006 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:53 AM
That sounds like an awesome gift!
I have to say the best gift I received was some years ago now. It was a Steinway baby grand piano,from my folks. My daughter now plays it so beautifly. That makes it the best. My use and now hers,for years it has brought me(and others) great joy.
I remember whining about getting socks and underwear when I was little.. Does that count?
Now my grand daughter, when she was little asked my wife for some canned chili for Christmas, so I bought her some chili. But what good is chili without crackers? So I bought her some crackers and hot chocolat too. I also bought her a hand made wooden merry go round toy, just so she didn't think I didn't like her. But she started whining and asking if all she got was food? The next year she got her toys, and wanted to know where her hot chocolat was. So now I have to get her that every year or I'm in trouble...
Posted 12 December 2006 - 01:58 PM
Edited by MaraM, 12 December 2006 - 01:59 PM.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:00 AM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:50 AM
Wildabeast: Normal Aussie tradition is to open your presents on Christmas morning.As a child I can still remember that from Christmas eve to Christmas morning,seemed the longest night of the year.My mother always left food and drink out for busy Santa when he came down the chimney.We all sat around the tree and everyone opened their presents one at a time.I remember, if I got a large present,I bolted into my room and opened it there.I remember it so vividly,as if it was only yesterday.
I grew up opening them one at a time so everybody could see what the others got. I've been with my wifes family when they just went at it, not every year, but it's not as fun. We open ours on Christmas Eve, what about you?
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