My sister generally doesn't send gifts at X-Mas (she is very, very cheap). I always send her family a big gift basket (never get a thank you but that's fine). This year, she sent presents for each of us - Wow!!
Spoke to my Mom that morning to say how cool it was that my sister had sent presents and there was this long pause. Mom says "Umm. Those aren't from sister. I paid her for them and to send them to you." Well, her name was on the gift tag.
Guess what the gifts were?
Bibles. Seriously, this makes me giggle every time I look at them .
ETA: Mom and sis are ultra-religious. Sis must have found lovely bibles where she lived and Mom paid her for them to give me as an X-Mas gift. I just thought it was so funny that my sister signed HER name on the gift tag. Of all things to be dishonest about.
Last edited by Come Shine; Dec. 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM.
Wow, I read the Bible and I am quite sure having one of those big klassy pleather bound Bibles would just freak me out.
Why the heck is your mom paying people to send you Bibles? You will read it if you want and if you don't want then there are much better coffee table books. Like "Hunter Seat Equitation" by George Morris or that superfly Anna Jane White-Mullen book.
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Hmm..makes me wonder what you've been up to that your mother needed to send bibles via a third party! If you'd stop sticking pins in their look-alike voodoo dolls right in front of your family, they might let up on the bible thumping...er...mailing.
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They are actually lovely bibles and I guess my sister (who is very religious like my Mom) must have come upon them at a store near her. Mine is a horsey-version, my daughter received a cat-version and my son got a car-version. My Mom has sent many bibles over the years, so I don't even ask anymore.
I thought they were a really sweet gift, just stuck me a bit funny that that my sister took credit for them, rather than signing the gift tag from my Mom. I always thought honesty was a pretty important component in being religious.
Oh. I come from a very non-religious family so sending Bibles seemed off to me LOL!!
And yes, sis needs to own that!
Me, too...hence the odd bible-as-a-wedding-gift story. Alas, we do not have a coffee table to put it on. Darn. Said relative also gave a toast - and referred to himself both in speech and in the gift as The Reverend (whatever his first name was).
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