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User Topic: Your worst Christmas gift ever???
EvenKeel
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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


One year I unwrapped my present which was a necklace sporting the monogram letter "S" as the charm.

Ummmm....my name starts with "T".

Necklace was from my dysfunctional step-sibling so it is not like she doesn't know my name.

Oh wait....and the year someone got me a white blouse with the stain on the front. SOOO if you panic on Christmas Eve, just check out your dirty laundry basket for a few last minute ideas.

Anyone else wanna play "Fun from Christmas past"????



Eyes are useless if the mind is blind.


Posts: 2245 | Registered: May 2009 | From: Pa
Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can't top evenkeel's presents, but will share mine from the "I'm clueless and can't put forth the effort" camp:

One year, I was collecting a particular line of figurines and the ONLY thing I wanted was a particular piece that was retired and somewhat rare, but readily available on ebay and from secondary market dealers.

What did ExWH get me? A STUPID PRINTER

It was supposed to be a fabulous printer for printing pics directly from digital camera card. Hmmmmmmm...I couldn't care less, but I suspect ExWH wanted to print those pics. He never could get it to work so we returned it and he told me I could get whatever I wanted.

I went to ebay and bought the figurine I wanted in the first place.


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

Posts: 2491 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: North Carolina
Fireball72
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Default  Posted: 12:42 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I once got a used non-stick cookware set from the Goodwill. No lie.

How do I know?

- it had the blue "g" sticker right on the box
- it was definitely used because the coating was flaking off of the pans (rendering it unusable, anyway)
- the box looked like it had been through a few foreign Customs offices

Now, I'm not one to make a fuss, and I do believe in reuse/recycle - but, really? At least make sure your recipient can actually use the thing before you buy it from a thrift store, okay?

(My sister-in-law was the generous gifter. I don't need to go into how we don't like each other, I assume.)


XBS - 42 and fabulous :D
Remarried happily in 2013
A relationship is built for two. But apparently, some bitches don't know how to count!

Posts: 602 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: The Chesapeake Bay
nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:50 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

A box of rocks. As in large gravel. Not fun rocks, like geodes or anything, just rocks.

The following year, the same people gave me a box full of unwrapped Baby Ruth fun sized candy bars. The package was addressed
To: NIK
From: Their dog

Yep. A box full of faux dog crap. Merry Christmas, NIK.


You can call me NIK

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
-Walt Whitman


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Who the HELL were these people, NIK??? Was this when you were a kid?


"Sometimes people are mean, and sometimes things will be hard. One of your jobs is to try and make sure that that never makes you mean and hard, too." Cord Jefferson's Mom

Posts: 18286 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: California
gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

First thing that comes to mind is the nail polish/manicure stuff my SIL (stbx's sister, who lived 5 minutes away from us and got together with us frequently) gave me one year.

Sounds like a *fine* gift, until I add in the fact that, at the time, I HAD no fingernails. I was a nail-biter and the last thing I wanted to do was call attention to my hands. (not anymore, though - yay me!)

I never said anything to her directly about it, but I did say something to stbx.....so I'm sure she *heard* about my reaction....


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


Posts: 8181 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Midwest
nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:01 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Who the HELL were these people, NIK??? Was this when you were a kid?
Treading very VERY carefully due to the forum we're in... some people I'm no longer related to? Who believed that I "needed to lighten up" because I didn't find their humor amusing.

How'd I do? Am I banned yet?


You can call me NIK

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
-Walt Whitman


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SoVerySadNow
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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got a note saying, "I owe you a gift". No gift came- all forgotten. It's better not to pretend.


Me:BW
Him:WH
D-day(s),after years of TT and Gaslighting was Labor Day Weekend 2012, continuing for a week after. *Dammit! More TT 3/9/13
Really trending toward D- planning about it is my "happy place" now.

Posts: 1292 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Sunny Florida
Brandon808
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Default  Posted: 1:15 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got a brass letter opener from a cousin. The handle portion looked like a noose to me. I showed it to my parents, sister and aunt to be sure it wasn't just me. It wasn't just me. It looked really creepy.


xBH
D final 8/2012

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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 1:37 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

One year my folks gave me a concrete opossum lawn ornament that they brought back from their trip to the Ozarks that year. It was a little odd.

Posts: 7991 | Registered: Dec 2010
whatdoto
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

XWH years ago gave me two pot holders with poinsettias on them ($2) and a cheap tin wind chime ($2) from the Family Dollar Store.

My brother and SIL gave me a christmas decoration....Santa had on a purple santa suit.

I'm special ya know?


"If your ideal image of yourself is in the future, it's going to stay there".

Posts: 1187 | Registered: May 2010 | From: Texas
lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just this weekend as we were cookie baking, my daughter and I were discussing Christmas gifts past,and she remarked, “Dad gives the WORST gifts ever” which prompted me to tell her about a gift he gave me when we were first married. I had just bought myself a new Singer sewing machine and was gleefully creating outfits. My new H, who is of Scottish background and as tight as a drum, bought me a couple of yards of the ugliest purple plaid wool. He’d heard me say that I wanted to get some material (I was thinking black velvet) for a long skirt, so he bought me the ugly stuff because “it was on sale.” That was by far the worst gift I’ve ever got, but I made a skirt from it anyway because I didn’t want to hurt his feelings. I never wore it in public, though.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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MartlArts
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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Once many years ago I received a small kitchen appliance from a sister-in-law. The appliance itself was fine, but I received it unwrapped and its box had been torn open. I knew she had gotten it as a 'hostess gift' for a Tupperware party or something that she had held, because I had attended the party! It was obvious that she opened it, decided not to use, and regifted.

Now, I knew that she was not well off financially, so I really didn't begrudge the regifting. I'm a practical person so I recognized the logic of giving us a useful gift that didn't impact her budget. But please, at least tape up the box and add paper and a bow! Make it look like a gift instead of a Goodwill donation.


excerpt from an awesome quote "Forgiveness - the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past."

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toonces
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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

back in 2001, my wife got me 2 porno VHS tapes (????). I was certainly surprised since we didn't watch porn nor could I imagine that she would actually walk into the store to purchase them.

[This message edited by toonces at 11:55 AM, December 19th (Thursday)]


Me - BS
Her - WS
affair length - 6 months with MM
married since 7/92
d-day 4/2002
NC violated 4/02, 6/02, 8/02

Posts: 136 | Registered: Oct 2009 | From: Massachusetts
EvenKeel
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I forgot about one....

One year my ex got me this ceramic box from the Dollar Store. It was shaped like a huge cross with these awful glass flowers on it. I opened it and did not know quite what to say.

He says "it looked like you....."

I took it to work to show my co-worker. She was speechless - it was really horrible-gawdy looking. I said "PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I AM DOING THAT MAKES THIS LOOK LIKE ME????"

She said that is so opposite of you. I am a tad OCD and do not like any sort of knick-knacky items, etc.

I was afraid I was going to start wearing polyester pants with matching crocheted kelly green vests!!

Edited...no offense to anyone sporting green polyester pants with a matching crocketed vest today. I am sure you are rocking it....

[This message edited by EvenKeel at 2:48 PM, December 18th (Wednesday)]


Eyes are useless if the mind is blind.


Posts: 2245 | Registered: May 2009 | From: Pa
Deeply Scared
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Default  Posted: 2:42 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just a reminder that F&G's is an infidelity-free forum.


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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MartlArts
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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thankfully, this gift wasn't for me - but I knew a lady whose H was the cheapest guy I ever met. She had mentioned that she was thinking of painting something on their porch - so he bought her a quart of paint!


excerpt from an awesome quote "Forgiveness - the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past."

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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My oldest sister used to have a habit of giving me three sizes too small clothes, usually with cats on them. I hung onto them for years, because they are gifts and it seemed wrong to toss them. Then I made an excellent discovery, her preteen daughter fits splendidly in them.


“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Posts: 3521 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Edited...no offense to anyone sporting green polyester pants with a matching crocketed vest today. I am sure you are rocking it....

*snort*


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SorryInSac (STBX WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

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Posts: 6681 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 3:31 PM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Edited...no offense to anyone sporting green polyester pants with a matching crocketed vest today. I am sure you are rocking it....

Why yes I am....j/k

[This message edited by lieshurt at 3:32 PM, December 18th (Wednesday)]


A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won't go anywhere.

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