Have you ever gotten a really, intensely horrible gift? Well, feel better, because chances are, the bad gifts you've recieved probably have nothing on the ones I'm about to tell you about.
Before I get into the specific stories, you're probably wondering why I'm talking about bad gifts. Well, my birthday is right around the corner, and it's the first year that Mike is picking out my gift, unassisted. Up until now, for birthdays and Christmas we just tell each other what we want, and that's what we get. However, I figured I'd give this whole "surprise" thing a shot.
If nothing else, it can't be any worse than these:
A friend of mine recently told me about the first birthday gift that her husband ever got her. Keep in mind, said friend is not religious at all. Granted, they hadn't been dating for a really long time, so she wasn't expecting anything fancy. However, they had been dating long enough to know one and other pretty well. so what does he get her? Wait for it...
A freakin' costco-sized jar of cheese puffs and a Bible. Did you hear me? Cheese puffs and a Bible! No, I'm not kidding. I almost spit my soup all over her when she told me, but instead I choked on a piece of bread. It's seriously one of the funniest stories I've ever heard. Still wondering how he got her to stick around after that!
Next up, Mike and I went to a family member's house to celebrate Christmas. Just so you know, this specific person has a strong affinity for gifting random garage sale finds. While it's not exactly my style, hey, to each his own. That was, until this particular gift...
Last year, as we were sitting around the table opening our gifts, one person recieved a bottle of coconut rum in an actual coconut shell. Hey, that's cool, it's alcohol. But as he removed the wax seal, put the coconut shell to his lips and tilted it.... nothing came out. It was empty! Someone else had put that thing on their lips, drunk the rum, resealed it with candle wax, then sold it at their garage sale! And now it was also on the gift recipient's lips! Ew ew ewww! Can you imagine swapping saliva with a complete stranger?! Needless to say, I was mortified.
Have you ever gotten (or been witness to) an unbelievably horrible gift? Do tell!