This is from like a billion years ago, but I couldn't resist displaying it. Someone thought it was an appropriate wedding present to give us two million dishes. This was our attempt to put them away:
We actually had a registry but they decided they "didn't like anything" on our registry. That baffles me a little bit because isn't the present for us, so shouldn't WE be the ones who like it? Anyway, six crates worth of dishes was clearly a much better present. We calculated that we would only have to do dishes like once a month, as long as we were OK with a huge sinkful of dishes with rotting food on them.
Another annoying thing was that we didn't even end up using those cups at all. They were just too small to be useful for drinking water from, because they could only hold a few sips worth, resulting in a need for constant refills during a meal. I guess they might have been OK for hot drinks, but neither my husband nor I are coffee or tea drinkers. So I'm not sure we ever used any of those cups.
The bowls were also kind of too small. Whenever I put cereal in them, I'd end up spilling milk on myself. I like my cereal milky.
(FYI: All the dishes were either given or thrown away along with most of our belongings during a giant move.)
OMG. I totally appreciate the humor of the situation but I also gotta hope that the gift-giver either has subsequently died, is completely Internet-illiterate, or is otherwise unable to ever see this blog post! :)ReplyDelete
Webhill: My family and friends don't read or even know about this blog (or have much interest), so they probably won't come across this post. But even if they do, they're my husband's friends anyway and I haven't spoken to them in years :)ReplyDelete
Regift it back to them, one dish per birthday/holiday at a time.ReplyDelete
I smell a re-gift......ReplyDelete
Looks like somebody got a great deal at a garage sale. My guess is that "didn't like" could also be translated as "were too cheap for"ReplyDelete
I was gonna say "that looks like a Goodwill-bound box of stuff to me"! I've never quite understood the people that go off-registry. Dude, we're taking the guess work out of this. I picked what I want. Buy what I want. Make me happy. The end :)ReplyDelete
You know, it seems like everyone I know (myself included) received a wedding gift that was either weird, or not wanted. From my own wedding, I received a large bouquet of silk flowers, which on the surface sounds great, but it was so large it was impractical to put anywhere. Also, we got this question-mark shaped lantern. My friend received a kangaroo pelt, with a note saying, "don't worry, in Australia they're pests!"ReplyDelete
Its amazing.. the thing that caught and held my attention was you mentioning that neither you or your husband drink tea or coffee.. How do you manage to stay awake at the hospital?ReplyDelete
Jacob: No, they were definitely new b/c they were delivered from the store.ReplyDelete
NurseRatched: My father threw us a wedding reception in his town, which was several hours by plane from where we lived, so he specifically told guests that we couldn't easily transport gifts back home. You'd think this would dissuade people from buying us weird, large statues, but it did not.
Ladli: Speed? :)