We’ve all received some pretty shitty Christmas gifts in our day. Between relatives who have poor taste and don’t know you very well and husbands who simply suck at gift giving (mainly because they wait until Christmas Eve to buy your gift). A top contender for shitty Christmas gifts from a husband to his wife; a dish drying rack and the Magic Jack. True story! But those gifts were trumped this year by my fellow Not So Zen Mom. She received a box of 64 “Portion Control” Ziplock Bags from her Mother-In-Law. They literally arrived wrapped in Christmas paper with a tag to her, from her MIL. Is this woman for real…YES! Refer to Exhibits A and B. Warning: Don’t be surprised if you send your daughter-in-law “portion control” Ziplock Bags this Christmas, when next Christmas rolls around and you receive a box of Adult Depends as your gift…Touche!
Unlike my friend who has already purchased the pack of Depends for her Mother-In-Law next Christmas, when you receive a shitty gift you will probably just say thank you and promptly drop off the item at Goodwill to get a tax write-off before the new year. I’ve actually witnessed a grown woman opening a gift from her Mother, not saying thank you and asking someone else in the room if they could use a new pair of slippers. Nice! If we’re talking about children, there is an entirely new level of rude that occurs. The picture below shows my four-year-old trying to break one of his gifts over his knee. By the way, he succeeded. Talk about ungrateful. Four is the new two!