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Monday, November 24, 2008

Mom Dot Blog Party: Day 9

Most unusual gift you have received? Best gift? Do you re-gift?
Thankfully, I've hardly ever been on the receiving end of unusual gifts. Most of my family and friends know me well enough to know me well enough to know what I'd truly want. And, if they're unsure they do the next best thing and give gift cards (which I truly love!)
BUT, the weirdest gift I've gotten by far was from a guy I had been dating for about 3 months at the time. I had a streak of dating 'shady' guys for a while, and I had met this guy from the Unemployment office where I was working at the time (that should've been my first warning!). Christmas morning rolls around and I drive over to his house (he was living in a half way house at the time, I should mention that, for recovering alcoholics. Yeah. This guy was a REAL winner). I had a bag of general Christmas presents for him -- like cologne, some candy, a sweater; you know, good girlfriend stuff, but stuff that didn't scream 'committed' girlfriend.
What did he give me?
A gift bag full of sex toys!!!!!! (and I'm really embarrassed to type this, as I know my 12 year old son reads this and he's going to be horrified!)
There were some video's, some 'personal toys', and some edible undies. O.M.G. I was mortified. What do you SAY to someone who gives you a gift like that???? I remember kinda mumbling some sort of dignified thank you, and threw that bad boy bag away as soon as I hit the first dumpster. I broke up with him shortly after Christmas!
The best gift I've received would probably be any gift from my parents. They give AWESOME gifts, and I'm always thankful for the gifts I receive from them.


Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

LMAO! That is one unusual Christmas present. I'm glad you dumped him shortly afterwards. YICKS!

Erin Tales said...

LOL! Don't let your son read this! And what an idiot that guy was!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Too funny- living in a halfway house and buying sex toys- glad you saw the light LOL My hubby's favorite gift would probably be the year I surprised him Christmas eve night wearing a naughty Mrs. Claus outfit- that was so many years and kids ago- LMAO!

Tena said...

That guy was a real piece of work, huh?

Anonymous said...

That is an awful gift, especially from someone you hardly know. Bless you!

Momstart said...

men, that's all i can say

Tracye said...

what a freak!

Staci said...

Omg! I'd be too shocked to even mutter thank you. What a crazy (I've had my fair share of those though too).

Sarah said...

I think I might be just as speechless now as I would have been if someone had handed it to me! Holy Cow!