Worst present ever?

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  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    this thread is definitely bringing the hurt on.

    i cant bear to read anymore of this . argyle sweater from mom who died. trash can from whole family to a 15 year old child. dammit.
     


  2. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    a trash can? for a 15 year old? What???
     


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    tagutcow Senior member

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    On one occasion, my parents got a present from our next-door neighbors. They unwrapped it to discover it was a... well, we didn't know what the hell it was supposed to be, and to this day, we're still unsure. It was this horrendously tacky injection-molded plastic thing, vaguely Eastern in design, about 12"x10"x10", and painted in a faux-aged copper patina. On the top was a tent-shaped lid that covered a rectangular indentation about the size of a pack of cigarettes. My guess is that it was supposed to be some sort of cat sarcophagus or an urn you'd put a cat's ashes in (our neighbors were definite cat people, as we are to a lesser extent.)

    Thank God my parents didn't unwrap it with the neighbors present. "Oh wow! It's... this! We were just talking about how much we need one of... these... things."
     


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    TylerDurden Senior member

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    I got an Infinity G20 for my 16th birthday. I was pissed because I wanted a Lexus SC300. I will never forgive my parents for that one.

    I got an Bentley Continental at 16 and I was pissed because I wanted a Phantom droptop. I will never forgive my parents for that one.








    Too much?

    For real. I used to give broken toys to family members when I was a little kid. That one pissed off my sister pretty well one year.
     


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    hamish5178 Senior member

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    a trash can? for a 15 year old? What???

    fetus
     


  6. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

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    Just this past x-mas my lady friend gave me a: [​IMG] and a [​IMG] (Shower radio) Thats IT. Nothing else. And she was totally happy and srs.
     


  7. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Couple of years ago I was into mountain biking. For Christmas my dad got me a set of skateboard knee and elbow pads. Unfortunately they were sized for 6-8 year olds. He also got me a bottle of YSL Kouros that smells like cat urine.
     


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    Davidko19 Senior member

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    just remembered another 2 from my mom:

    Appx. 1993. Miami Heat Jacket. Problem: Heat BLEW but she got confused by the logo and thought it was the Bulls (who EVERY kid wanted at the time). Either way, I was a Pacers fan so it was a waste.

    [​IMG]



    2. Teams did this thing years ago where they used different colors for logos. My mom saw a baseball jersey with a Blue NY logo and orange background, similar to this:

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    Problem is, Im a mets fan. [​IMG]
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    acidboy Senior member

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    you know what? i wasnt really bitter or sad for myself. i could care less (even though i was like 7 or 8). i was more sad and angered for my parents. they didnt like my mom. and they showed their political power through trying to hurt her through her child. these people will definitely rot somewhere im sure. but anyways nice topic.

    [​IMG]

    can't you give them as a gift, some traditional korean talisman or something that would put a curse to them?

    On one occasion, my parents got a present from our next-door neighbors. They unwrapped it to discover it was a... well, we didn't know what the hell it was supposed to be, and to this day, we're still unsure. It was this horrendously tacky injection-molded plastic thing, vaguely Eastern in design, about 12"x10"x10", and painted in a faux-aged copper patina. On the top was a tent-shaped lid that covered a rectangular indentation about the size of a pack of cigarettes. My guess is that it was supposed to be some sort of cat sarcophagus or an urn you'd put a cat's ashes in (our neighbors were definite cat people, as we are to a lesser extent.)

    Thank God my parents didn't unwrap it with the neighbors present. "Oh wow! It's... this! We were just talking about how much we need one of... these... things."


    pics?

    Couple of years ago I was into mountain biking. For Christmas my dad got me a set of skateboard knee and elbow pads. Unfortunately they were sized for 6-8 year olds. He also got me a bottle of YSL Kouros that smells like cat urine.

    kouros?? probably was your dad's when he was still dating your mom in the 80s.

    ******

    back when I was around 10, I got some japanese anime robot from my godparents. at first I didn't notice or tried to ignore why the plastic parts that were supposed to be the robot's shiny metal parts were kinda bluish, and the inner box was kinda torn. later did I notice that there was no instruction manual/sheet, and some "weapons" were not included. maybe a few months later, I got to visit my godparents' place and inside their son's room, inside a glass case- was the same goddamn toy, all intact, all shiny and clean. damn! [​IMG]
     


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    When I was 13 I received a Christmas gift from my grandparents that included a religious pamphlet talking about saving yourself for marriage. It even had a contract at the end that you were supposed to sign. Weird.

    These same grandparents returned from a trip in Egypt with many spectacular gifts for all of my family members. I, however, received a 6" holographic ruler. I was 15 when this happened, fwiw.
     


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    Anything larger than the palm of my hand that I don't ask for.
     


  13. Saltricks

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    Redscarf, shoulda been nicer to your grandparents!
     


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    On my last birthday a couple of months ago my mother gave me a picnic hamper. This in itself is not so bad, but it was a bright pink nylon and metal one with spots on that looks as if you should be carrying a baby in it.

    I live a fair distance away from my parents so my brothers dropped it off when they were in town. They thought it was hilarious.

    Thing is. I already had a picnic hamper (a nice wicker one).
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    can't you give them as a gift, some traditional korean talisman or something that would put a curse to them?

    perhaps, but i dont care enough about these people to where i would put any energy, effort or time to try to 'get back' at them. they already see me living a happy life with my wife, and see that i still have a strong relationship with my parents. that in itself is hurt to them. i see their broken marriages and fights and financial difficulties in the past, already what goes around comes around happened to them. the more they see me smile the more it hurts for them im sure. they are so nice to my mom past years. they always tell her how lucky it is for her to still have two sons who love her so much and seem to have a happy successful lives. they dont got it for their children who are all grown up now.
     


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