Bad Gift/Good gift

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by user63, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Yeah he's being an ass. That's such a good gift.
     
  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    He's not trying to act anything. He is openly acting like a petulant child.
     
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  3. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    That’s a wonderful gift. I’m really sorry.
     
  4. user4290

    user4290 North of the Boarder

    I totally want that for my shed now. I'm sorry he is acting like a child.

    TG got me some fancy THC nanimo bars (do non-Canadian chickens know nanimo bars?)

    He also said he ordered something online that hasn't arrived. Likely started shopping late as well. I got some fun books from him though.
     
  5. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    We went to see it as we were leaving for his moms. Still doing a bad job of hiding his disappointment.

    So Christmas 2019 is just on brand for how the rest of 2019 was, I guess.
     
  6. user3695

    user3695 Chicken

    I hope your toddler is behaving better than your husband!
     
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  7. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    I’m upset for you @T-Rex - you are a great person and you deserve to be appreciated today and every day.
     
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  8. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    @yesmaster I'm not into the THC aspect, but I'd be stoked if anyone bought me Nanaimo bars. Hope they're delicious!
     
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  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Even if it’s not what he wanted, you clearly put a lot of thought and effort into it and his reaction is beyond rude.
     
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  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    He’s never forgotten anything you hinted at or got you a terrible gift, right @T-Rex? I hope he pulls his head out of his ass because that’s so incredibly bratty considering all the work you put into it after all the shit you guys have been through this year. Like. Come the fuck on.
     
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  11. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    The correct response to any gift given is a sincere “thank you” solely because they went through the effort to think of you. That goes DOUBLE for a spouse, and TRIPLE when the gift took lots of effort. I’m so, sorry sorry he ruined this. You gave an amazing gift.
     
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  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    On an additional bad gift note from my ILs - they got me 2 movies I already own despite having access to a spreadsheet that lists all of our movies.
     
  13. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Mom got me shoes I really wanted, but identical styles in black and navy. I foresee many days of mismatched shoes in my future. :lol:
     
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  14. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    Y’all remember when I tried really hard to get my mom the matching teaspoons to her set since that’s what she really really wanted and Macy’s didn’t have them anymore? Well I got them and was expecting her to be very happy. She opens them and immediately sighs and says they are wrong, they’re the tablespoons not the teaspoons. I didn’t mention it again but was sad I didn’t get it right. Planned to buy the teaspoons later and give them to her.

    Well she brings the situation up again and says she doesn’t want to keep the tablespoons since she doesn’t need them. I finally just tell her I’m sorry, I looked in the drawer and took one of the ones that had only a few of instead of the spoon that she had a lot of and matched it. That maybe they were in the dishwasher or something and I took the wrong one.

    She goes to check and I got the right ones.
     
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  15. LouiseBelcher

    LouiseBelcher spampants

    @T-Rex - I’m sorry your husband is being so awful. C showed more appreciation than that for the underwear I put in his stocking. I hope you have some fun with C-Rex at least!
     
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  16. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I would be sticking my tongue out at her every time she turned her back! Again, can we at least be thoughtful about the effort before being jerks people!?
     
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  17. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Sister in law always lets nephew pick out part of our gift. She got us local coffee and nice mugs and nephew picked out these. :lol: He nailed it.
     
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  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My sister made us... sock gnomes? She did a good job, but like... why do I need gnomes?
     
  19. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    I had two of those weird things given to me at work. WHY.
     
  20. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    It must have taken Pinterest by storm
     
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  21. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Until Google Image told me otherwise, I really thought it was something for your socks, not something made from socks.
     
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  22. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    She did a great job. Mine have pearls and sparkles. But I don’t need a gnome??? And we don’t have a sister-to-sister gift tradition in our family?
     
  23. user4290

    user4290 North of the Boarder

    I got a sock snowman

    It was from my Goddaughter (she's 5) and crafting is something she and her Mother love to do together so I don't mind. It's Christmas decor so it gets put away
     
  24. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @T-Rex your marital woes post about your rooster’s shit attitude re: pacifier has not been forgotten. What the fuck is his problem? Is he constantly and consistently an asshole? His communication skills seem like those of passive aggressive 7th grader. Not okay with that for you.
     
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  25. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    @moose - not always, but this year more than others. Its been a very, very hard year for us. Its not an excuse but I guess the constant stress has him on a shorter fuse or not handling emotions as well.

    He has always been a bit weird about gifts and holidays... he hates his birthday. Growing up he never wanted to tell people what he wanted because he didnt want to seem greedy, but he doesnt hide his true feelings well. His mom and sister were SHOCKED the one year I finally got him to start making wish lists. Saved everyone a lot of guessing and disappointment. Clearly this year I must have forgot what he mentioned, but he still acted pretty shitty. He made a comment about my dads gift to him and a gift from his mom too, but he at least managed to poker face while opening them.