A friend of mine got what may be the worst Christmas presents I’ve ever heard of.
A coathanger, and a bar of hotel soap.
I am not making this up.
Why even bother? I mean, at this point, wouldn’t it be kinder to just give a card? If you’re not going to put any thought into a gift, a gift certificate might work. But… A coathanger? And a bar of hotel soap? A bar of hotel soap isn’t a present. It’s not even like a present.
I mean, I think we’d generally give better stuff to strangers who showed up unannounced at our parties than this person got from her relatives.
Date: 2003-12-29 08:36:54 -0600
hmm…seebs, if the relative spend $$ and participated in the Capitalist scheme, then it would have been more “thoughtful”?
I agree it seems a little … uncharming, but somehow it sits better with me than any commercialized products, especially the ones made specifically for Christmas.
But then I didn’t get anything this Christmas, not even a lump of coal! So it could be that I am just bitter :(
From: Sean Conner
Date: 2003-12-29 18:27:15 -0600
Maybe it’s the modern equivilent of coal.
Date: 2003-12-31 04:14:12 -0600
Regarding the ‘Capitalist Scheme’ – there’s a difference between being DIY, and giving people your garbage. I very much doubt those ‘gifts’ were politically motivated. They sound like a deliberate insult, to me.