I know this is off topic, but this is my blog so please endure blog posts once in a while!
I watched a video the other day. It was a clip from a show called ‘Extreme Cheapskates’ of a woman who saves money around the holidays by stealing her families belongings throughout the year. Wraps them up at Christmas, and then reunites her ill gotten gains to their rightful owners by way of a Christmas gift. Genius.
I’m pretty sure my family would disown me, but her family seemed to take it surprisingly well.
That got me thinking about the most disappointing gifts I have ever received.
Full coverage car insurance. Maybe it’s not the worst thing ever. But it is pretty boring. No thanks, I’ll buy that myself. If there’s anything I find less exciting than buying insurance. It’s expecting a gift only to find that it’s the invisible gift of accident cover.
Actually, I’d rather not be gifted any kind of insurance. Or have any kind of bill paid for, again. Yes, it’s useful. But I’d rather pay them myself and have an actual present. Is that OK to say? Sorry for being ungrateful.
Once, when I was about 9 I got some batteries and a bag of cheese and onion crisps out of a multipack. I didn’t like cheese and onion crisps. And didn’t have any use for the batteries.
And when I was 19 I received a customised calendar from my Aunt. It had a different picture of me for each month. All collected by my father from my laptop while I was at work. All of me at various stages of intoxication on nights out. Including one of me pole dancing. It was made worse by the fact that I knew the folder he had taken them from also contained other, slightly more ‘private’, photos. Kill me now.
So those are my top three worst ever gifts. Also you probably shouldn’t get full coverage auto insurance, but if you do, heres a tip: Get a lot of quotes: http://www.autoinsurancemonkey.com