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    Default MIL Christmas Present VENT!

    Just received a package from my MIL with Christmas presents for us all.

    I was hesitant to open it because it's usually a bloody waste of time! Now I know it is 'the thought that counts' but I feel I can vent when there IS NO THOUGHT going into it anyway.

    My 9 year old son received 2 pair of girl's shorts. They are obviously girls, and they are blue with pink all over it. Both my son's looked at them and squealed 'girls clothes!'

    I got a mahnifying glass on a necklace, even though she KNOWS I'm allergic and can't wear jewelry around my neck. And as if i want to walk around with a damned great magnifying glass hanging on my chest. Grrr.

    She sent us all socks with a note saying they were for all of us, but they are all men's 11-14 size. WTF???
    Hubby got 2 floral shirts about as thin as a Vietnamese tissue that immediately went into the car wash pile. Wouldn't be seen dead in them.

    Oh well, I suppose it's better than the year she sent me one pair of pantihose covered in cobwebs, or the year she sent the boys colouring books - second hand ones that had already been used!!! grrr.

    I don't even want to send her $5 in a card to be honest. Maybe a hand grenade? Lol.

    Thanks for letting me vent - Jeez this woman gets to me.

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    Got to love MIL! The things they do......poor DA

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    Oh hon, that sucks. I believe in don't bother if you can not put some thought into it. My family went to cards or a call only years ago. My older son emailed me, told me he had sent a box in the mail. Wow, something to open xmas day. I bet it is full of kids drawings, maybe he has done fridge magnets or a calendar of the kids again this year on his PC. I can't wait. His best gift ever was a voucher for a good nursing home.
    I am so sorry DA.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Maybe you MIL has dementia???
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Maybe you MIL has dementia???
    No Anne, she is simply an absolute fruitcake. She has all her faculties, well, the ones she was born with anyway.

    Oh, and the girl's shorts had tags on them compliments of P & O cruise ship. Looks like freebies they gave out when she went on her cruise recently to the Bahamas.

    Yeah, great idea Cleas, let's keep this going with the worst Christmas presents ever.

    My FIL (when he was alive) gave us for Christmas once a box that contained all this stuff he'd got from garage sales! When asked why, he said we might be able to sell it off and get five dollars. Not kidding. He was a real fruitloop.

    So I guess you are all getting the idea of why Tassie looked so good to us many years ago! Lol.

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    Oh, and this was probably the worst. My father whom I have had nothing to do with for some 15 years once gave me a typewriter ribbon for Christmas. That's it, nothing else.

    I didn't have a typewriter. Still don't get that one...*sigh*

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    Bahahaha.... love your father's gift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Bahahaha.... love your father's gift.
    You do? Why?

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    Cause it is so damn bizarre! I mean, what is in their heads when they buy, wrap and give a gift like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Cause it is so damn bizarre! I mean, what is in their heads when they buy, wrap and give a gift like that?
    Um, actually he sat there when my mother finally spoke up and asked him 'why?'

    He answered 'cause I just love to see the look of utter disappointment on her face.'

    Mind you, that one present was the turning point that saved my mother's life IMO. She finally moved out and found the strength to divorce him.

    But I'm getting morbid, sorry.

    Who else has received really horrid presents?

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