Piss off, r15. Your eyes aren't the ones that swell shut when some CVS sale item of deplorable scent has to be carried around with you.
--When life hands you lemons, squirt them in someone's eye.
Have you considered living in a commune or monastery, R14?
--Far away from civilization
R9 the important thing is that you were THIN!
--And therefore, presumably, gorgeous
I expect your secret Santa r30 will be posting here shortly. That gift is awful.
--Could have just bought him a box of chocolates.
A few years ago, a teacher I worked with got 2 giftbaskets full of low rate Elvis stuff- mugs with the print askew, suspiciously colored BBQ sauce with the King emblazoned on the label, etc. Everything looked old and cheap. He received them while we were all in the classroom to see. He hated me, and the next day I found one of the Elvis baskets on my desk. I hate Elvis. Everyone else got Starbucks gift cards.
--At least it wasn't fragranced.
My sister in law is a dear but they are cheap. One Christmas, I got 2¢ stamps. But there were 20 of them, so that’s nice. There were also some other, forgettable chatska. It all was probably worth $5 in total, and completely depersonalized.. It gets tiresome after 20 years.
One relative gives cookies in a really nice box. Both are great. I really like the box, frankly. It is probably also about $5, excluding the nice box, but I really appreciate the nice effort.
Anyway, the stamps, which I found useful over a few years, really were the worst of the worst.
My late Dad played ball for the minors. The Brooklyn Dodgers. In those days there was a scout who would take photos of the players and send the photos and info to the team to promote the talented players. It happens that the photographer had just died and his collection of photos were all on sale. My bro bought a couple negatives, and gave us all images at Xmas. That was a really nice gift. Not practical, but really nice. Unknowingly, he was bidding against my sister! What are the chances of that! One of my fav gifts.
--Take the good with the bad.
THIS MAP SUCKS (graphic of a girl blowing a guy disguised as a map)
That makes absolutely no logical sense.
--Not a Vulcan, but that makes absolutely no logical sense.