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My older brother sent me a bag of pasta about 9 years ago. Not even good pasta - some hippie all natural organic crap that never cooked all the way.

We haven't exchanged gifts since.
 

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It seems that every year my in-laws get me a book on NASCAR. Geeze, as much as I like cars --- NASCAR is just plain tacky. Now if these books were about F1, sports cars, mountain bikes, road bikes or nearly anything else I wouldn't mind. Gift card to Borders please, thank you!

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I gotta throw this one in there - My cousin got raffle tickets from his aunt (not my mother mind you - other side of his family) last year. RAFFLE TICKETS! Now, not only did she give him a roll of raffle tickets, she only gave him half of the roll, so even if he had the sudden urge to have a raffle - he couldn't even give the ticket buyer their half of the ticket! We started thinking that maybe he had now been entered into some weird scavenger hunt, and the goal was to find the person with the other side of the raffle tickets where he would then have to organize a raffle along with that person. The other theory we had was that his aunt is just plain crazy.
 

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It's tie between the plastic toy dumptruck (maybe appropriate for ages 2 to 5) that my great aunt gave when I was 10 OR the teddy bear that my mom gave me when I was a teenager. Just 'cause I see something and say "that's cute" does not mean that a teenage boy wants a teddy bear.

Then again, I did just get a camoflaged wallet from my grandma this year (I know, I know but I'll be traveling on xmas and, well, I'm impatient). It's really too bad. I understand people want to get gifts for their loved ones but really - if you have to guess about something just don't bother. My wife and I have everything we want except for expensive things that we would much rather pick out ourselves. Most of the other stuff just gets taken to the Salvation Army.
 

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I've got two

1.) When I was four, my brother gave me a roll of toilet paper for Christmas. Wrapped it and everything. It was a joke, but I was definitely not laughing.

2.) This year: found out what the Christmas Bonus will be a mere hours before hearing the words "definitely need a root canal right away..."

Of course, there's also the "Dogs playing golf" coffee mug that my sister-in-law gave me. And my other SIL gave me socks, but I gotta admit, those socks are frickin' comfy and the mug does a stellar job of holding coffee.
 

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Ill chime in...ever since I used the money my mom sent me one Christmas for a tattoo, its been a steady downward gift spiral for me. Last year my father in law (and his lovely new bride) got us a freakin snowglobe. Okay, maybe not the worst gift EVER (albeit senseless) but that same year he got my brother in law (through marriage) a Rebel XT Digital! Huh? I suggested a trade, still waiting to hear back.
 

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The worst

My sister got me a tape of the Eagles "Long Run" album. She bought the album and recorded it (via tape recorder and microphone) to a blank tape and hand wrote the title of the album on the side of the tape. She kept the original for herself. Merry Christmas
 

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A red golf cardigan, size medium from my wife's grandparents. I don't play golf and I haven't been a medium since...hell, I don't think I've ever been a medium!!!

I invariably get sweatshirts from the rest of her family with the comment "I know it's cold where you work" I wear a uniform(sweatshirts included) to work and have for the past 9 years.

I think they're trying to tell me something :rolleyes: :p
 

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I got a box of hangers from my worthless aunt when i was 4... imagine being 4, and shaking that box! We're talking plastic coat hangers here... what an evil gift. Karma paid her back. She's dumb, ugly, and has no friends. heh, i'm not bitter... hell, she lives about 3,000 miiles away from me.
 
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