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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Jun 16, 9:20 PM
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    What's The Strangest Gift You've Ever Given?
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    • 14th Jun 16, 9:20 PM
    What's The Strangest Gift You've Ever Given? 14th Jun 16 at 9:20 PM
    What's the funniest gift you've given anybody?

    Mine was probably an electric nose-hair clipper and a gherkin shaped like a ..... to a girl who unfortunately didn't like me in a romantic way although we were friends and often went around together. Her mother commented that giving her daughter 'rude vegetables' probably wasn't a good way to try and win her over

    Fortunately, I've now been with the delightful Mrs Sleazy for many years and am very happy ....

    Any stories that you'd like to share?
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    • barmonkey
    • By barmonkey 14th Jun 16, 9:43 PM
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    About 25 years ago I asked my Gran what she would like for Christmas, Being a typical Gran she said "Oh I dont mind, get me anything",
    So I bought her a cricket ball and half a bag of cement.
    WWSD

    (what would Scooby Doo)
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 15th Jun 16, 10:09 AM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 10:09 AM
    I once (about 15-20 years ago) bought my (then) husband a new chain and sprocket kit for his motorbike (it is what he asked for), can't remember if it was a birthday or anniversary present though.
    2.22kWp Solar PV system installed Oct 2010, Fronius IG20 Inverter,
    south facing (-5 deg), 30 degree pitch, no shading

    Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
    (Revera linguam latinam vix cognovi )
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 15th Jun 16, 10:23 AM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 10:23 AM
    I bought a pale blue short-sleeved shirt for an old boyfriend whom I'd started to go off a bit. Unfortunately, unknown to me, he'd already got a pair of matching tight blue shorts. There was a heatwave, and he chose to wear them together. He also had a speech impediment and a tendency to use cutesy language around me . So there I was, on his birthday weekend with an adult baby in his powder blue romper suit .

    Final nail in the coffin of that relationship
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Jun 16, 11:33 AM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 11:33 AM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 11:33 AM
    I bought my husband a wok and a Chinese cook book for Christmas many years ago

    Seeing as his only culinary skills are boiling a kettle or making toast, to say he was rather bemused is an understatement I think his actual words were "wtf did you buy me this for?" Lol
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 15th Jun 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 12:53 PM
    Well, the other way around (most unusual present received) has to be one of these:

    http://www.batteryfloatchargers.com/how_float_charger_works

    A battery float charger, for my 60th last month from my husband, at my request.
    “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.”
    ― Julian of Norwich
    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 15th Jun 16, 3:22 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 3:22 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 3:22 PM
    An address book from my late grandmother. It was used as she filled it in pencil and rubbed it out.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jun 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 1:55 PM
    Not a gift I have given, but a strange gift I received.
    An ornate pill box, when I take no pills.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 12th Jun 17, 2:07 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 2:07 PM
    Not a gift I have given, but a strange gift I received.
    An ornate pill box, when I take no pills.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    My long since departed father-in-law bought me a power drill as an Xmas present.....won't say what passed through my mind.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 12th Jun 17, 3:40 PM
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    we bought the in-laws 2 cwt of coal for Christmas once - that's what they wanted.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Jun 17, 6:22 PM
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    I don't think I've ever given anything dodgy except for......My MIL always gives me Debenhams vouchers for birthdays and Christmas. I don't shop in Debenhams as a rule so this year I used the vouchers to buy her some over priced tat from there for her birthday

    Oh, and I bought my husband a jacket once, it was a Silk Cut racing jobby, bright green and purple Hideous thing but it's what he said he wanted.

    My long since departed father-in-law bought me a power drill as an Xmas present.....won't say what passed through my mind.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    I'd be quite pleased with that as a present, at least it's useful. My husband bought me a B&D workmate and a circular saw one year for Christmas, but again, it's what I wanted and what I asked for. Still got the workmate somewhere, in my BIL garage maybe
    • tommix
    • By tommix 12th Jun 17, 6:56 PM
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    My Auntie bought me An Album by the Wurzals for Christmas 1974. No Idea why, I was bang into Bowie by then and she knew it..She seemed to think it was a pretty cool thing to do though.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Jun 17, 7:16 PM
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    My Auntie bought me An Album by the Wurzals for Christmas 1974. No Idea why, I was bang into Bowie by then and she knew it..She seemed to think it was a pretty cool thing to do though.
    Originally posted by tommix
    Brings back memories that does .... I am a Cider Drinker ..... I got a brand new Combine Harvester and all that ...
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 12th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
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    My mum told me that she had bought my daughter a book about a singer she liked.
    Me - who is it?
    Mum -you know that Canadian chap she likes.
    Me - Michael Buble?
    Mum - that's the one!
    Daughter opens the present on Christmas day to find an autobigraphy of John Barrowman!
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 12th Jun 17, 7:42 PM
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    I've a relative who is a multi-millionaire, he's in the Sunday Times rich list. One Christmas i'd been dropping hints that i wanted a new bike.
    Christmas day arrives, and so does my packet of garden seeds, vege ones. I was sure it was a joke and my bike was out in the car ....... but it wasn't. And to make matters even worse, not one of the seeds grew.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 12th Jun 17, 8:11 PM
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    Brings back memories that does .... I am a Cider Drinker ..... I got a brand new Combine Harvester and all that ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Aye 'Combine Harvester' was the name of the Album..

    I wouldn't have minded but my cool punk mate Dave 'Bog Roll' Biles was with me at the time..My street creds took a right nose dive!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 12th Jun 17, 8:15 PM
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    A book in Turkish from my grandmother. She went to Turkey for a holiday, visiting Mount Ararat, and bought a book about it. I was 8-10

    Edit its the same grandmother who gave me the used address book.
    Last edited by ScarletMarble; 12-06-2017 at 8:18 PM.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jun 17, 8:19 PM
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    A jar of sliced pickled beetroot.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 - 1751.1
    This week 69.6
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 13th Jun 17, 1:26 AM
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    A wheel trim for my car!
    Je suis Parisien
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 13th Jun 17, 7:55 AM
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    In respnse to my ex buying me a fence for the garden one year, I bought him an ironing board . . We divorced soon after that
    Hell in a handcart either way.
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