When I was visiting Christina last weekend, I was relieved to see that the Used amulet I got her last year for a belated Christmas present is still thriving. I mean, I’d prefer that she’d use it the way God intended — wrapped around her neck like a sparkling, rhinestoned noose — but as long as it’s not in a Goodwill (or landfill), I guess I can’t complain.
Maybe that’s why she was so adamant about using her car on Saturday and not mine, to ensure that I’d see for myself that it’s still kicking — as a car ornament. I’d be pissed though if I was the amulet. It’s essentially been relegated to the land of pine tree car fresheners and plastic Hawaiian leis. She should at least wear once a day. Thursdays would make good Designated Amulet Days.
What kind of crappy gifts have you received that you grudgingly keep around to stay in the good graces of the gifter?
loads of jewelry
both of my brothers
Brothers! That’s a good one. Isn’t it funny how parents always try to act like siblings are a gift for us?
Oh yes. Like they’re going to be SUCH FUN and then they’re born and you’re like HEY WAIT THIS THING DOESN’T DO ANYTHING.
Clothing. I hate when people get me clothing I haven’t already pointed out. That does not count as a crappy gift, I guess, and I know Mom wants me to have nice clothes, but our tastes DIFFER A LOT. And my work environment is not conducive to nice clothing, you know?
YES! I can circle clothes that I want in a catalogue and my mom will still go to Kohl’s and get me sweaters that I would NEVER wear. Maybe not even when I’m fifty.
Have you checked the bathroom stall at work lately? I just made a post on LJ, it amused me :)
I just got here. I’m going to look right now!
HAHAHA! I like how it’s only posted on the handicapped side! I’d be offended if I was handicapped!
No way? They took the one out of the other side? The picture that I took was from the smaller first stall. I was thinking maybe Tisha wrote it – when I read it I heard her voice, lol.
anything that’s not an amulet or razorblade necklace…
THAT i wear.
At least you WEAR the razorblade necklace.