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Old 12-28-2007, 11:20 AM   #21
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These are the folks with two homes, an RV (with loans on all of them), huge credit card debt and no savings. And are in their mid 60's.
Shoot me now.
Hey, at least you have room for their RV in your yard when they run out of money..........
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:34 PM   #22
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I did not have to pretend at all this year .I got a gorgeous antique ring from my So much better than the year he got me the GPS .
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:45 PM   #23
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Oh dear. Not too much of a problem with this except for my MIL. She buys little stuffed figures and statues by the gross. Her house looks like a showroom for gnomes, stuffed little children and other such items. They line every wall, sometimes 3-4 deep.

And she gives them to everyone. Two three and four at a time at every holiday opportunity.

We dont want a bunch of little stuffed things and statues all over the house, so they all end up boxed up and stacked in the garage. Periodically I drop a box full at goodwill.

I had a frank conversation with her a few years ago where I told her flat out that we dont have room for the stuff, dont decorate with them, and would rather she spend her money buying something for the kids.

So now we get little statues and stuffed things and she specifically says "these are for gabe!"

This year we got a 3' tall stuffed pumpkin man at thanksgiving and (i'm not making this up) a 3' tall santa claus sitting behind a bear which is riding a unicycle. Oh, and three more "nutcracker" statues to go with the 12-15 of them we've already got.

So since they're for gabe, I give him a hammer and let him do what he does best.

These are the folks with two homes, an RV (with loans on all of them), huge credit card debt and no savings. And are in their mid 60's.

Shoot me now.
she probably is just finding excuses to buy the stuff she'd want for herself! my sis is that way, but with makeup (which i don't mind being the beneficiary of at all!)

i always wondered who was buying up all that stuff at tjmaxx et al... now i know!
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Oh dear. Not too much of a problem with this except for my MIL. She buys little stuffed figures and statues by the gross. Her house looks like a showroom for gnomes, stuffed little children and other such items. They line every wall, sometimes 3-4 deep.

And she gives them to everyone. Two three and four at a time at every holiday opportunity.

We dont want a bunch of little stuffed things and statues all over the house, so they all end up boxed up and stacked in the garage. Periodically I drop a box full at goodwill.

I had a frank conversation with her a few years ago where I told her flat out that we dont have room for the stuff, dont decorate with them, and would rather she spend her money buying something for the kids.

So now we get little statues and stuffed things and she specifically says "these are for gabe!"

This year we got a 3' tall stuffed pumpkin man at thanksgiving and (i'm not making this up) a 3' tall santa claus sitting behind a bear which is riding a unicycle. Oh, and three more "nutcracker" statues to go with the 12-15 of them we've already got.

So since they're for gabe, I give him a hammer and let him do what he does best.

These are the folks with two homes, an RV (with loans on all of them), huge credit card debt and no savings. And are in their mid 60's.

Shoot me now.
Ewwww!
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:10 PM   #25
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NO!

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO.....NO!
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Friends of ours gave us a Christmas goody bag that included a "Tie-Matic" rotating neckware storage system.

Judging by the package's creasing, dents, adhesive-tape layers, and other signs of wear I'd say that we're not even the fifth recipients. Considering Hawaii's necktie standards, this thing might've been a regifting orphan for several years now.

But they're good people doing a good thing, and the bag also included a quart container of chocolate-chip macadamia nut cookies. Happy holidays!

Anyone else have visions of Nords and Keanu heading out to hang in tha surf,Bra, and Nords saying "but wait! let us look our sartorial best on the beach - please, pick a tie from my rotating Tie-Matic!"
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Hey, at least you have room for their RV in your yard when they run out of money..........

Lol first thing that popped in my mind.
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Hey, at least you have room for their RV in your yard when they run out of money..........

When it gets repossessed, does the sheriff have to get a new eviction notice when it's moved to a different county? That would be one way of staying one step ahead of the law....
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