What is it with grandma? Recycling your grandchild’s Christmas gift? Have you any idea how hard she worked to save up that money and buy it for you the previous year?
And no. Being old, unwell, or too lazy to ask someone to help you out with a gift is not an excuse.
Let's Go Vintage
Before going cheap buying a used gift, and trying to present it as vintage, there are some rules you must follow. If you buy something that is supposed to come in pairs, make sure both parts are identical with no differences whatsoever.
If one earring is moldy and has green growth and unrecognized reptiles on it, make sure the other one has them too.
It’s Beyond Insensitive
One can only guess how humiliating it must have felt opening the gifts that were only meant to be cruel. At the end of his post, the Redditor asks rhetorically a question. Here’s what happened.
It was a Secret Santa holiday party at school. Other kids were getting cool presents. When he opened his gift, he found a watermelon, some fried chicken, and a pack of Kool-Aid. Not Kool. Not Kool at all.
This Redditor was livid when he found out his Christmas present was a bookshelf. Especially having watched his 4-year-old brother open a TV with a built-in DVD player and his sister land a computer. Then it occurred to him that she doesn’t even like computers.
He points out that the sister got a printer on another Christmas to go with the PC she didn’t want. Apparently, they needed a new printer. Maybe these gifts were really just things the parents needed around the house. I mean, does a 4-year-old really need a TV?
A Super Spoiled Kid
This kid asked for a Super Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas. He said he told his mother he wanted it, but she got him the older system instead. Replying to the @UberFacts Twitter prompt, “what is the worst Christmas Present you’ve ever gotten,” he tweeted his thoughts.
The boy didn't leave a dry eye which turned out to be an effective (and presumably well-practiced) response. Because, in the end, his mom went out and got him the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.