Everyone has had their share of shitty gifts, the sweaters from Grandma at Christmas, the Father's Day ties, underwear, socks etc...But, I am not exaggerating when I say I have had an overabundance of Bad gifts!
It all started when I was very young, I can remember receiving the most God awful gifts at a very early age. First, I was given a Pony when I was young and later a Horse. Now I know what you're thinking..."Aww Poor thing, that is awful to give a child a pony. You must have really had it rough." OK, we were not rich by any means and I never asked for a damn pony. Although I am an animal lover, I was never into riding horses or ponies. The gift of the pony and later the horse brought on several years of gifts like horse blankets, bridles, horse brushes, boots, etc...none of which I wanted or asked for.
This was followed by years of things I did not ask for.
Later in childhood, my mother would give me earrings every year for a gift, usually a stocking stuffer or something. These were always the ugliest earrings on earth, never in style, always gaudy, crazy awful! I specifically remember a pair that were colorful feathers, at the time NO ONE was wearing feather earrings, another year I received a pair that were a bunch of little gold chains hanging from the stud of the earring and one extra long chain that you looped back up to clip on the side of your ear. This went on for years until finally I put a rule in place that my mother was no longer allowed to buy me earrings.
This rule is still in place today!