Cerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
LHMark get's the credit for inspring this topic, what with that fruitcake getting passed around for several years.
So. With that in mind, what is the absolute worst "gift" you've ever been given for Christmas, your birthday, or whatever?
Here are my Top 3:
1. A Video cassette of Russian Air Military Power. Not bad in and of itself, but the people that gave it to me (wrapped in festive paper, and ribbon and all) could've at least wound the tape to the beginning first to at least give the impression that it wasn't a used tape. It ended up going in the trash can as soon as I got home. This one, not surprisingly, was given to me by the In-Laws.
2. An economy sized bottle of Windex glass cleaner. Maybe someone was trying to tell me something?
3. A huge, 2 foot tall aluminum Budweiser beer can. I figured it would've been filled with thre types of popcorn, or at least a drinkable beer. It contained absolutely NOTHING.
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
A Garbage bag. My rather senile grandmother (who fakes strokes for attention) sent me one of those orange plastic garbage bags you put leaves in for my 14th birthday. I will never forgive her.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
My secret Santa gave me a "bendable Santa" when I was in eleventh grade in high school (for those of you who don't know, secret Santa is when you exchange names with people via anonymous lottery, and then you send each other gifts and try to guess who is your secret Santa.)
By that time I knew who it was, and perhaps the bendable Santa wasn't as bad as what I did to it. See, it had a piece of aluminum wire or something in it, and the rest was plastic, so you were supposed to be able to move the arms, legs, and body around and leave it in various positions.
Well, in physics class, I looked right at the person I thought was my secret Santa, who wasn't ever very nice to me anyway, and I 1) tied the legs in a knot, 2) twisted the arms behind its back, and 3) bent it back and forth until the metal thing inside snapped.