Carolyn at Hooked and Happy came up with this fun idea for a Good Gifts Gone Bad link up in advance of the holidays, perhaps as a warning to everyone to think twice before we shop…and before we receive.
And now for my story. In my case, it was a gift from my mother to be opened at a big family gathering. Mom never bought household appliances, so I thought I was totally safe to say this as I started to unwrap her gift: “I hope this isn’t a crock pot. I finally gave mine away because I never used it.”
The gift was, of course, a crock pot.
Patricia Stoltey says
It wasn’t easy…
Optimistic Mom says
Oh NO! How did you get out of that one?
Maggie Toussaint says
What great fun! I know I messed up one Christmas and the whole family still ribs me about it. My brand new mother-in-law (yes, this was light years ago)gave me a painting she’d made of my father’s shrimp dock. It was quite good, but I noticed she’d made a change. The doors to the dock she’d painted red instead of leaving them in weathered wood.
I mentioned that and she whisked the painting out of my hands, never to be returned. Since then, she’s given us many paintings, but I was never allowed to have THAT one. A few years back, my older daughter received it as a gift.
So I know not to look a gifthorse in the mouth, it’s just that sometimes I can’t help putting both feet in my mouth.
Jemi Fraser says
That’s so funny!!!
My mom once gave me a huge can of special coffee … I don’t drink coffee, never have. 🙂
Love it. 🙂