My great auntie gave me a pair of argyle socks for Christmas

Old lady with crazy hat - This picture is of someones crazy aunt.
United States
March 2, 2008 9:39pm CST
Why is it that on your birthday or at Christmas time or at some other event of our life that we always get that one really wierd gift from some distant quirky relative? Usually the price tag is still attached and its a gift that we don't need and will never use? Or we have a relative that is the height of all family stories for being eccentric in some way. An auntie that has 20 cats and sits them at the table with party hats or a cousin three times removed that collects used Windex bottles. Do you have any quirky relatives like that?
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@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
3 Mar 08
Oh my Mother in law of all people!!! She would buy (now gives money) the kids clothes that were either tooo small or just barely fit... Hows that for knowing your grand kids??? she would buy us.. like a stuffed chicken?!?!? okay... Of course she is the lady that has the rabbit and squirell running around loose in her house!
• United States
3 Mar 08
A stuffed chicken? As in a chicken ready to be cooked? That is hilarious. Is the squirrel tamed?
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
3 Mar 08
no as in a decoration thing... something to collect more dust in my over crammed house! LOL well the squirell started out as a sick one from outside... and she has tamed it... totally weird in my eyes! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 08
My mother in law used to send me cuddly toys for Christmas. We had only just got married so I didn't want to upset her buy raising my eyebrows about this. My wife was talking to her brother one time, he said that he couldn't work out why their mother kept sending their young son such adult gifts - books, cologne etc. Turns out that she kept getting our names mixed up. Our names are totally different! Still at least he is a he and not a she. I dread to think what I would have done with all those dolls and make up. My other brother in law and his wife have no children and travel with literally hundreds of teddy bears. They are both well into their 40s.
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• United States
3 Mar 08
Thats very funny. Well I hope you got at least some gifts that you could use.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 08
Eventually my wife had a word with her and I started to receive "normal" presents.
@sunita64 (6472)
• India
3 Mar 08
I had one such aunt who when offered tea in cups refused to drink tea in them and same tea we used to put in a steel glass she used to drink happily. Thankfully I have never received socks as gifts from my relatives.
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• United States
3 Mar 08
You are lucky that you don't have a drawer full of socks. LOL.
• United States
3 Mar 08
lol..as far as i know, im probably the oddball of the family. being that i collect "samples" those little detergent or toothpaste samples you get in the mail! my prized piece is a bottle of Tobasco sauce that is about 1 1/2 inches tall!! its the cutest thing! though i have gotten a weird present from my grandmother once..socks too. it was for my 30th birthday..a pair of Scooby Doo socks with the "traction" nub thingys on the bottom and red, brown and black stripes!! ugly ugly things lol! i think i still have them in the back of a drawer too!
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• United States
3 Mar 08
LOL. Why is it that those kind of relatives always want to give socks? I can understand why yours are in the back of your drawer.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
3 Mar 08
Yes i have but she already ast away anyway, reiceving from her a wierd gift & any occasion, specailly if the lady still not merried:_)