Bad Gift/Good gift

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Apples&Oranges, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Bad gift: all IL's got C was a set of Kindergarten flash cards. He was obviously not thrilled and was still a really good sport about it, but they haven't moved from the spot he opened them. :lol:

    Good gift brag: I got D one of these Slurpee cups for Christmas. It's such a waste of money and so dumb but he loves it. Unfortunately there isn't one super close to us, but we've been to all the ones nearby. He is getting such a kick out of every cashier's wtf face when it rings up as $0.00.
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  2. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I never heard of that, and that's super awesome and definitely a gift win.
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  3. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    That’s something N would like! Very cool gift.
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  4. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Didn't think I was going to have anything to contribute to this, but here we go!

    MIL gifted me a puzzle on Christmas, and made this weird comment like "I know you like those large puzzles with 1000+ pieces, but I don't. So I got you a 500 one." Which...okay, kinda weird to say but sure. Didn't have a chance to get a good look at it right then because chaos, so it just got put down.

    Had nothing to do, so I decide I'm going to break out this puzzle. Notice it isn't sealed like a regular puzzle and the back is ripped, so I start thinking it's used. Open it up and it's definitely used, there's a random ziploc bag inside with a couple pieces that go together. But not the end of the world, and I'm likely only ever going to put it together once anyways.

    You guys. She brought it to a new level with this gift. It wasn't just used, but it was incomplete. 10 pieces were so worn that the image had peeled off from the cardboard so THEY WERE BLANK. Or maybe she purposely peeled them off, who knows :lol: Then, 4 other pieces were missing completely and 1 piece didn't even go with it. I don't even think this was an old puzzle she had kicking around, I think she got this from a thrift store or something.
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  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Oh damn that is cold. “Here’s a puzzle I picked up for a quarter, go fuck yourself.”
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  6. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I am all for used/thrifted gifts, but like, functional ones :lol:
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  7. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Whoa. Also how does it impact her if you're doing a 1,000 piece puzzle? That's just so rude.
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  8. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I hope you go get a 1000 piece puzzle and every time you put in a new piece, you think of one thing you hate about her.
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  9. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Haha, I asked rooster if he was still sure his mom likes me since he's always trying to tell me that no, she doesn't hate me :lol: He didn't have much of a response finally

    No idea how the piece count impacts her, but it's not the first time she's said something similar about gifting other people things they like but she doesn't.

    @shakespeer gonna need at least a 2000 count puzzle for that
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  10. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Wow! That is definitely odd. It comes across to me as a last minute, halfway out the door realizing there was no gift purchased for you?

    TG and I like doing puzzles together. We smoke before hand, get some coffee, set up a comedy special and then get to work. We have one going right now.
  11. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    I doubt it was last minute, she starts grilling for Christmas lists around the beginning of November. For the record, my SIL's husband was gifted a museum membership and IMAX tickets to the new Star Wars, among other things. This was intentional.

    But honestly, it's so ridiculous that it's comical and I've just been having a big laugh over it.
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That's a total intentional dig. Makes her look as crazy and vindictive as she is, so whatever and good for you finding the humor. She was never going to get you something that was actually for you.
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  13. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    What a bitch, seriously. My mom hates my brother’s wife but she still gets her “equal” Christmas presents, both in terms of cost and thoughtfulness.
  14. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That is absurd. What a terrible person she is.
  15. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    I’d have snapped a photo of the “completed” puzzle, sent it to her, and said “I think something’s wrong with this puzzle!”

    Then I’d take that picture to Instagram and publicly thank her for the gift. If she thought that was a legitimate present, she’d have no reason to be offended.
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  16. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Rooster actually suggested we do that and ask her where she got it so we could return it and complain to the company about it being defective. You know he would never actually go through with it, but it was a fun thought :lol: Just not worth the drama that would ensue.

    I'm just going to enjoy that any argument for the foreseeable future regarding his mother will end with me going "and may I remind you of the Great Puzzle of '19...?"
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Thank you so much for the 495 piece puzzle. It was quite challenging to put together! But we enjoyed figuring it out together in the evenings. We may have lost a few pieces, though we’re always so careful, weird. Anyway, can’t wait to show you the finished piece.
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  18. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Have it framed and gift it to her for Mother's Day.
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  19. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

  20. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Psychosis is a serious mental health condition, not a symptom of being a giant bitch.
  21. deet

    deet Chicken

    This is pure fucking gold.
  22. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

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  23. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    Just looking at the puzzle box and piece count gave me anxiety. Whew. I wish I was into puzzling, but I get so impatient with it.

    I’d love to see the pic you took of yours if you want to DM it, @Dorothygale! I have an image of this sad thing in my mind and want to see how close I was :lol:
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  24. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    I love the idea of you rage puzzling Disney in revenge :lol:
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  25. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    The most wholesome revenge ever.

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