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2021-12-06 2:18:37 PM  
Ouzo, I have not had it again in a while, but it was quite drinkable.
 
2021-12-06 2:40:18 PM  
Placenta loaf for the company potluck...
 
2021-12-06 5:45:42 PM  
I did get one that made me say WTF but then one day I got a fortune cookie that said "Anything is a dildo if you're brave enough".
 
2021-12-06 5:48:10 PM  
That thing that my crazy/hot ex did mid-coitus
 
2021-12-06 5:48:23 PM  

Mugato: I did get one that made me say WTF but then one day I got a fortune cookie that said "Anything is a dildo if you're brave enough".


That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument.
 
2021-12-06 6:05:35 PM  
I gave the SO's Mom a "Strap Wrench" set for opening jars a few years ago...

At first she was like WTF?

And recently she went out of her way to say  "That was the most useful gift ever...I use it all the time"

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2021-12-06 6:11:24 PM  
When my Mom was coming down with Alzheimer's. She forgot Christmas.

In her panic she went to a drug store to get gifts for the 'kids'.....(4 adults at the time)....

And then lovingly wrapped them and decorated the packages.

They contained identical items.
Q Tips
Chapstick
BandAids
And Vaseline.

Everyone opens theirs and kinda looked puzzled and WTF?
I open mine and exclaim "WOW PARTY TOYS"
 
2021-12-06 6:36:36 PM  
Getting doused with fire
 
2021-12-06 6:41:39 PM  
Hot cocoa sampler box.
 
2021-12-06 6:52:03 PM  

JZDave: Hot cocoa sampler box.


If by "warmed to" you mean the warm feeling of diarrhea  leaking down my pant leg before I could get to the toilet then...
 
2021-12-06 7:13:24 PM  

optikeye: When my Mom was coming down with Alzheimer's. She forgot Christmas.

In her panic she went to a drug store to get gifts for the 'kids'.....(4 adults at the time)....

And then lovingly wrapped them and decorated the packages.

They contained identical items.
Q Tips
Chapstick
BandAids
And Vaseline.

Everyone opens theirs and kinda looked puzzled and WTF?
I open mine and exclaim "WOW PARTY TOYS"


Sort of a similar story, but I got a bagful of half-price kitchen implements from a grocery store that was closing.  Siblings had "regular" presents she'd bought before she'd gotten dementia or it had progressed very much.  It was either that, or my sister had noticed that she hadn't bought anything for me and grabbed something at the last minute.
 
2021-12-06 7:54:40 PM  
I kind of had the opposite experience - gifts that I appreciated at the time, but in retrospect think "WTF..?!", at least a little: my (maternal) grandmother was brilliant in a lot of ways, but I think maybe she wanted a granddaughter - when I was a young child, up to when I was about five years old, she'd often buy me things like "girl's magazines" and paper dolls; I didn't care that they weren't "gender appropriate" because i. I couldn't read anyway; ii. the paper dolls satiated my desire to be creative and change things; iii. I was ignorant of gender norms; and iv. I guess when I already felt that I was an outsider, socially, there was a fifty-fifty chance that I wasn't going to care about conforming to gender norms..?
 
2021-12-06 8:04:46 PM  
sigh.

butt stuff.
 
2021-12-06 8:16:50 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Mugato: I did get one that made me say WTF but then one day I got a fortune cookie that said "Anything is a dildo if you're brave enough".

That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument.


I'm still impressed at the sounds you were able to get out of it during the experience.

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2021-12-06 9:59:04 PM  
TOTO electronic bidet heated toilet seat. Took me six months to build my courage to test the water blaster. Now it's my favorite because it has a remote control. Just wish it was connected to the WIFI somehow.
 
2021-12-06 10:56:15 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Mugato: I did get one that made me say WTF but then one day I got a fortune cookie that said "Anything is a dildo if you're brave enough".

That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument.


But it happened at band camp . . .
 
2021-12-06 11:33:21 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Mugato: I did get one that made me say WTF but then one day I got a fortune cookie that said "Anything is a dildo if you're brave enough".

That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument.


You've got a hell of a lot to learn about rock and roll.
 
2021-12-07 7:01:55 AM  
My nephew gave me a .. I don't even know what it's called... but it is a cordless mini air compressor thing.  It has enough oomph to inflate car tires but you can't run air tools on it.
I already had a compressor so I was thinking, "what do I need this for?" but holy cow it is so much easier to carry it around than dragging the compressor.  And since I don't use any pneumatic tools, I gave away the compressor and now I only use the little dohickey for any inflating needs. And I can take it with me when we go to the lake and inflate all the floaties.
 
2021-12-07 7:06:34 AM  
Nose hair trimmer

If you told me as a kid, I'd not only enjoy owning one, but if I traveled a week or more that it NEEDS to come with...
 
2021-12-07 8:48:24 AM  
A friend got me one of those fluffy fleece blankets... with a hideous image of a derpy poorly drawn mountain lion posed majestically against a bluish forest background.  I just looked at it for thirty seconds saying "wow." and thinking that is the tackiest thing I've ever seen, and wondering if it was a joke gift or not.  I'm thinking she regifted it, to get it out of her house, either that or she just had no idea about my decorating tastes.  I do not use antlers in all of my decorating.  I was forced to strategically retreat and thank her for the nice gift, rather than laugh in her face like I wanted to.

One of my adult kids also laughed at it, but then promptly wrapped herself in it's fluffy goodness.  Then my dog who likes her more than me, claimed that blanket as her comfort zone, after she left.  It's still hideous, but the dog loves it.

Anyway, my new hobby is giving hideous gifts with a straight face and watching people struggle to be polite about accepting them.
 
2021-12-07 12:51:47 PM  

ababyatemydingo: JZDave: Hot cocoa sampler box.

If by "warmed to" you mean the warm feeling of diarrhea  leaking down my pant leg before I could get to the toilet then...


You do know that you should not drink the whole box at once right?
 
2021-12-07 12:54:46 PM  
I thought it was stupid, but it kind of grew on me.

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2021-12-07 1:43:23 PM  

crzybtch: I thought it was stupid, but it kind of grew on me.

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Do they make a Chia Bob Ross?
 
2021-12-07 5:13:07 PM  

optikeye: I gave the SO's Mom a "Strap Wrench" set for opening jars a few years ago...

At first she was like WTF?

And recently she went out of her way to say  "That was the most useful gift ever...I use it all the time"

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I have one of those (not penzoil branded)

It's fantastic!
 
2021-12-07 6:48:23 PM  
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2021-12-08 12:37:31 AM  

PTP_Professor: crzybtch: I thought it was stupid, but it kind of grew on me.

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Do they make a Chia Bob Ross?


Of course, they have Chia Pets of everybody.
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They even have one of Barbara Bush (NSFW-ish):
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi​a​/barbaras-bush-chia-pet-planter-193220​4602
 
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