As mentioned before, it is always always the thought that counts. Even if someone got me any of these things in the past, I would always consider their thoughtfulness and appreciate them forever! However, there are some things just I guess just need to be said. Here is a list of some things you should know when approaching holiday shopping not only for me but people in general.
Stetson Cologne Box Set That Looks Like It Was Saved From a Flood
One year my grandmother on my Mom’s side (God bless her heart) gave me a Stetson cologne box set that was clearly marked down to .99 cents after it was the victim of the great flood of 1999. Half of the box looked brand new (for 1974) and the other half looked like it had black mold growing off of the soggy cardboard. On top of the fact that Stetson cologne reminds me of a drunk stepfather, or “what it means to be a man” this is basically a recipe for disaster. Thanks for thinking of me, but I may end up ‘forgetting’ about this gift and leaving it in my basement to grow penicillin.
Popcorn upsets my stomach, so getting me a 10 pound tin with various stale flavors would actually be rude.
Unless the tin has kitties or Lady Gaga on it, please give it to an uncle or a neighbor.
Giant Fish Pillows
I will never forget one Christmas morning a few years ago when my aunt gave my Dad his present to open up, and it was a 5-foot long plush bass fish stuffed animal. The look of disgust, horror, and disappointment from my Dad had me rolling on the floor laughing for days and months on end. I also remember hoping that I would never have to open the same gift in my life.
However, now that I am sharing this story with you I am sure one of my good friends is going to go out of his or her way to make sure I open one this year.
I have a robe. And I wear it backwards. I’ve saved $20.