Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I don't want to end up here.....


Steve-roni sent me this link to inspire me on what not to get. I had to laugh!!! But seriously, are you kidding me? A dual bag vacuum cleaner??? I would never make that mistake.

Well, actually I did make that mistake one Christmas. She assured me that she didn't want anything for Christmas, so I got her some stackables for the kitchen. You know those little plastic things that are used to store potatoes, onions, and other items. That was a big mistake. Her hurt look was more than I could bear. I hadn't learned at the time that when she says that she doesn't want "anything" it really means I do want "something" and it had better be nice. Luckily, I didn't get sent to the Dog House.

So now I get her something appropriate that she likes. And it's usually a big hit.

But thanks Steve for the painful reminder. I'll let you know how this year's gift went over.

21 comments:

  1. You are so sweet. I learned a long time ago not to say I don't want anything, because the kind of men I am attracted to will get me just that! (maybe even if I have asked for something)

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  2. LOL, You are a smart one who can read very well between the lines! My husband and I just had this conversation. We had decided to not get each other anything this year. We have everything we need or want....so a couple days ago he asks, "So we *really* are getting each other nothing, right. Because everytime we decide to do this, you get me something, but I take you literally and have nothing for you and feel awful." Say what I mean and meand what I say....

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  3. LOL. Great reminder for the guys!

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  4. Hi syd, I still got loads to learn in that department, I am sure the stackables were lovely and I bet she uses them

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  5. My husband and I let each other off the hook each year as an xmas gift. We simply don't buy for each other and so neither of us have to feel any stress. THat works for us.

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  6. I sent that link that steve sent us to almost everyone I knew I thought it was so funny and , well christmas is coming. hehe!

    Cat

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  7. My husband got me a dustbuster (that studid, noisy little vacumn thing) for our 10th anniversary.

    It was the doghouse, BIG time. Now I get jewelry.

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  8. This is a hilarious clip. I have received my fair share of "doghouse" worthy gifts, but luckily the day passes and somehow I can find some use for the gift!

    Thanks for the smile...let us know how this years gift goes!
    G

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  9. Thats funny. My friend sent me the same link just a few minutes before I read your post. How much money do you think they spend on that advertisement?

    Guys just dont seem to get it sometimes. I dont understand. Probably has something to do with the fact that sometimes I have difficulty saying what I mean and meaning what I say.

    Happy Almost Turkey Day!

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  10. yeah, us girls are CRAZY like that. ;)

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  11. I got the same link. It's never about the amount that is spent...rather the thought that went into the gift. That ends up being most telling on how well you know the one your with.

    Then again Paul follows me around like a little puppy months before a holiday, so he gets an idea *winks*. What can I say he's a musician.

    Have a wonderous Anniversary tomorrow hon. (Hugs)Indigo

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  12. When I saw the video at this site you linked us to, I laughed and laughed. It was just too funny.

    And your experience one Christmas also made me laugh and laugh. We are all just so human. You've got to love it. I am so very grateful that I can laugh at the funny things us humans do - today.

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  13. Well IIII never did ANYTHING like that. I just wish my wife would say. Get me this, this and this and I'm happy. Instead its quiet. And I've got to guess. Now me, I drop hints ALL YEAR long and I still don't get any of them. By the time santa comes I've forgotten most of them. But that's not the point. Thanks for posting it. Great

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  14. Jeez but I hate that coy crap. If someone tells me "Don't get me anything" guess what they're getting? Nothing. Life's too short for games like that. I love the holidays.

    Hope you had a wonderful anniversary and enjoy your holiday. Unbridled eating. My kind of celebration! :o)

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  15. I've never ended up there, and I hope I never do. Have a great Anniversary.

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  16. PetSmart makes some large, really comfortable beds for dog houses! The fleece ones are especially nice on cold November nights.

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  17. Shoulda gone to Jared's. (Incase you're not familiar with Jared's - its the Galleria of Diamond Stores in Houston) Hope you have a great Anniversary and a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  18. you got it...

    when girls say: i don't want anything, it means, i want something

    when we say: i don't want a party, it means, i do want a party

    but the golden rule stays! never, never, ever buy a practical gift!!

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  19. I told my husband I didn't want anything. Then a little while later I said, I need mirrors for the Harley! I always want chrome, it's replaced jewlery!jeNN

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  20. That was so cute. I am sure you made a good decision in the gift department. I have gotten vacuum cleaners, a washer and dryer and sewing machines. Each time I was thrilled, but one year he hid a diamond ring in the pocket of a fleece vest and that was the most memorable. Happy anniversary Syd ;)

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