I know we should be grateful for every gift we get, after all, it is the thought that counts. But have you ever gotten a gift you opened and thought, HUH?
Like green checkered stretch pants with sparkle cuffs, or light up socks. You open these astonishing treasures, and your brain fizzles. All you can do is paste on a smile and thank your relative - who at that moment looks like a proud retriever who just dragged in a dead duck. It's not so much the bad present that has you cringing - it's wondering what on Earth would make Uncle Joe and Aunt Matilda attribute dayglo orange angora legwarmers to you.
I have received my fair share of bewildering gifts - thankfully no singing Billy Bass fish plaque or anything like that - but a few have come close. Like the belted sweatshirt dress I got back in 1995. (It even had a collar!!!)
I want to hear it. If you're reading this, I want to know what was the worst/craziest/most bewildering gift you've ever received?
BTW, the one gift I do hope to get this year is a new digital camera. My old one died, so I can no longer chase my kids around the house snapping pictures of them in awkward moments. Come on, Santa! Bring me a new digi cam, I need as much blackmail footage as I can get. ^_^