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   Posted 2/13/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I know this is off topic but I was thinking about Valentine's day, which is a miracle in itself (THE FOG) and probably would have missed it if there weren't so many t.v. ads ...What is the most UNromantic thing you ever got for this special day? (or any special occasion...birthday etc)
My ex bought me a lawn mower one year.  It was a beauty and converted into a snow blower for the winter.  I took the watch I was going to give him and gave it to my son then went out and got him a nice pink cashmere sweater that fit me perfectly. Another year he bought me chains for my tires...this was back before the all weather tires they have now.  I cannot tell you how thrilled I was.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   

One year for Christmas Donna, my ex-husband bought me a set of pots and pans. I did need them- and he did do it as a practical joke. Looking back, I should of used one of them over his head! Hee-Hee.  devil


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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   

LOL.. Donna you're a nut.. but a smart nut!!  Getting the pink sweater that fit you perfectly, now that's usin' your head!!!! 

One Christmas my ex-husband got me an ironing board (and nothing else..we were extremely broke at the time).  He knew I didn't "mind" ironing and I liked my clothes to be wrinkle free.  What a marooon... Oh yeah, I was 8 months pregnant at the time... so you can imagine how emotional I got over that.  Anyhooo, he said, "now you can iron my shirts, I know you like to do that" .. sheesh!!  Needless to say, we were divorced a year and a half later. 

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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an ex give me subs for my car one year for Valentine's day. I drove my parents car (I had just turned 17) and he knew there was no way they would let me put them in. So, of course he hooked them up in his car. The first year my husband and I were together, he bought me an auto repair kit for my birthday.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I usually didn't get anything for Valentine's Day but for my birthday one year my husband bought me a Bissel know, the one you have to push by hand  because it's not run by electricity.  I wanted to shoot him!
But, not as badly as I wanted to shoot his parents on another one of my birthdays.  They bought me a Weber charcoal grill...and I didn't do the grilling back then.  Wasn't that sweet of them?  mad

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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
One year my husband gave me the bulb and chain thingie that go in a toilet tank.  My toilet had been leaking, and he gave it to me as a joke, but still.  Needless to say, he thought it was enormously funny.
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh, I forgot this one.  My ex used to travel a lot and one day I opened the door to find a dozen roses on the step.  All the card said was "I love you".  When he came home he asked me where the roses came from.  DUH?  Well, it seems they were for my next door neighbor and the florist left them at the wrong house.  BTW?  The 'business trip' he was on was a trip to the 1000 Islands with his secretary and needless to say...his clothes were in a Hefty Bag on the front lawn about a week later.

I am married to a beauty now.



what happened to the font???

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   Posted 2/13/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
My dear sweet hubby bought me a sewing machine for Christmas one year, I hate to sew. Guess he thought I would get some mending done, I hate mending clothes. devil I have used it over the years to make curtains and things but I haven't used it now for many years.
He also got me one of those huge mixers, can't remember the name of them, that are on a stand. Haven't used it for many years either.
He finally got the message that new appliances was not a woman's dream gift so he got me the ugliest ring one year with different color of stones in it. He has gotten better when I told him he can't go wrong with diamonds and gold so I have received many nice gifts since. Now I don't even wear jewelry so he usually puts money in a card, not romantic but safe.
Oh yeah, he tried buying clothes for me a few times too, that didn't work out well either.
Today is my granddaughter's 12th birthday on Fri the 13th. She is adopted, I wonder if she was born on Fri the 13th with all the bad luck she has had in her life. When she was adopted I wanted them to change her birthdate to the 14th since my other two granddaughters were born on the 14th but I guess that is not legal.
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   Posted 2/13/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I got a few and thats just a few of many lol

1. Got some flowers from my bf on v-day of course he was drunk and they still had the roots hanging off from the yard next door.

2. My ex hubby brings me this beautiful box from one of the nicest ladies shops on Christmas so I am thinking good job!! a niighty? nope. 2 of the ugliest support bras known to man with a comment of hope these help!

3. Current hubby 1st year we are together on x-mas gets me a steam vac and pots and pans!! double wammy!!
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
You know, I can honestly say I've never really received a "bad" Valentine's Day gift. I guess my hubby is just awesome that way!!!

I had an ex that never got me anything at all EVER-does that count??

Oh, and I've had my fair share of bad gifts, primarily from my in-laws. They are TERRIBLE gift givers! Over the years from them I've gotten a crappy lamp that overheats whenever you leave it on too long, a Bible cover (not that this is terrible, but the one they got me was all girly with angels all over it and that is just NOT me!), pots and pans (even though I didn't need mil didn't like the set I did have, though, you see..) and TWICE now they've gotten me rugs. That's right. rugs. Oh, and one year for Christmas she told hubby and I that she was combining us and getting us "one big gift!"...which turned out to be snow tires for our car! eyes Basically the one thing I've learned about my MIL (as she's the one who buys all the gifts) is that she doesn't give things she things the recipient might actually like, she gives the recipient things she wants them to have!

To be fair, though, my husband and I are even stevens on the bad-gift-from-the-in-law thing. The first Christmas he and I were together, my mother bought him a bottle of brake fluid and an ice scraper!! Nice, huh?? lol. He was like " thanks". haha
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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
For my 18th birthday, my boyfriend at the time gave me a car engine. He had me take it apart, clean the parts, put the small parts in baggies and label them. It ended up being a great gift because I learned a lot about engines and have saved a fortune doing minor repair work myself.

The next year, he gave me a toilet seat. It was a plain white one, not even padded.

He shortly became my EX-boyfriend.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Dagger! Did you end up dating my ex-husband before or after I was married to him?! I got a toilet seat for a Christmas present one year!

I am noticing a trend here...alot of these bad gift givers start with "ex"!!
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   Posted 2/14/2009 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
For Valentine's day one year, my ex fashioned me a flower out of Lego's. He'd recently found his set from childhood. And that was all he presented me with on that Valentine's day. One year later exactly, on Valentine's day, he gave me the gift of finding out he'd been cheating. The Lego flower should have been the indication to get out when the getting was good! rolleyes

DBF's parent's are horrible gift givers. For Christmas 2 years ago they gave me an ornament that said "I love learning" on it (and I was definitely not a student at the time, nor have I been since), a mesh, see-through type shirt (what?) and a big, purple, floppy straw hat. Hm. This year they went with all gift cards and I have a feeling DBF spoke to them. blush
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