Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Edition 20



Thirteen Horrible, Terrible, and Absolutely Unnecessary Christmas Gifts


1. A one-year membership to e-Harmony given to you by your aunt

2. A one-year membership to Weight Watchers given to you by your mother-in-law

3. A racquetball racquet when you don't even play the sport

4. An American Express gift card: You get to pay for your own gift the first time you use it. Your $6.00: Don't leave home without it.

5. Dr. Scholl's Odor-eaters: Is there some sort of hidden message there?

6. The infamous toaster

7. His and her's matching bowling balls with coordinating bags

8. The Razorba back shaver

9. The Chia Pet and all new, Chia Alarm Clock

10. A homemade rubberband ball

11. Oops! Disposable Panties for that person on your list with incontinence

12. Spice World on DVD

13. Black Suede Soap-On-A-Rope

24 comments:

tiggerprr said...

Awwwwwe!!! Who wouldn't want a Chia Alarm Clock!!!! :)

My TT isn't up yet, so I'll come back and Mr. Linky later! I plan on writing a post on the whole catblogger thing you're writing about on Wednesdays, I just didn't want to ruffle any feathers during holiday week.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... those *gifts* are pretty bad. Some of those are kinda like the old saying "if someone offers you a breath mint, take it."

We hope your haul was better than that!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

NOLADawn said...

Chia Alarm Clock!!! I want one! :)

Anonymous said...

If someone gave you a back shaver, and you used it...you'd be a funny lookin' kitty!

Anonymous said...

My mom can't stop laughing!!! The Dr. Scholl's Odor-eaters sent her over the edge!

Anonymous said...

Oh, man ... Those are some sucky presents. I thought that giftcards were bad, and then I remembered that Cocoa Puff "won" the cost of his own neutering.

Come and visit my TT ...
DaisyMae Maus

Anonymous said...

Yes those are some lousy gifts.Lucky I didn't get any of them.

Bob-kat said...

Those are bad gifts! Hope you didn't get any of them.

Also, what is worse - being given clothes a size too small or a size too large?

Anonymous said...

No. 1 is just plain mean. LOL

I signed up a friend to e-harmony as a gag and we had the hardest time getting them to stop emailing him. We did everything to create the most ABOMINABLE profile on earth, used a photo of an orangutan as his profile photo, and they still found matches. We worried for the hopefully desperate out there being hooked up with bozos. I'd never give e-harmony to somebody as a gift.

~Douglas


My Thursday Thirteen

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Not good! We hope you did better on Christmas Day!

~J&B

Cheysuli said...

I'm glad I wasn't on your family's list Zeus...

Anonymous said...

Hey Eharmony can work sometimes, though the Dr Scholls is just plain bad

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Chia makes an alarm clock now? Is there no end to the crap people will buy?

Well Zeus, I'm sure you got some better gifts than what're on your list!

Anonymous said...

our mommy says that it's furry disturbing that it appears that the OOPS! Disposable panties come in a plastic cuplike container.

we agree wif tiggerprr - who wouldn't want a 'larm clok that goes CH-CH-CH-CHIA??

Anonymous said...

LOL, my mother did actually pay for a 6 month trial to eHarmony for me a while back. yipee.

And on their first Christmas together, my father bought my mother a toilet plunger (because they needed one). Nothing says romance like that.

Anonymous said...

Mom's all for praktical gifts, but odor-eaters? Weight watchers? Disposable diapers for hoomans? What is up wif dat! Hope yoo reely dint get any of dat crap.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, that really is a nightmare list, the only thing that could make it worse is adding a Christmas sweater into the mix!!!

Happy new Year and it's been wonderful to get to know you online through blogging..

Hope all your dreams and wishes come true in 2007!!!

And lots of catnip in your future!

Cheers
Candy here is my TT:

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/12/i-want-love-elton-john.html

local girl said...

Yikes! Do people still give Chia Pets as gifts. Is there anyone out there that still thinks this is a good idea?

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

That list is so funny it must be true! MOL!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, don't tell me you really got those?? Zeus, what would you do with a membership to WW? (or a mother in law??)

Hope you had a merry one!

Edsel/The Pooch said...

emy Mom got a Chia thing a couple a years ago. it was pretty awful

Anonymous said...

our Lady saw the Chia Pet Alarm Clock in the store and was wondering how the heck you'd water it safely

Patches & Mittens said...

You forgetted one......The Clapper.......

Patches

Karen Jo said...

Does someone actually make black suede soap on a rope? Those are some pretty bad gifts. I hope you got gifts from your wish list instead and had a very Merry Christmas.