"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Foto Fiesta

Today's weekly submission for Carrie's Friday Foto Fiesta is:
Subtitled: OH BROTHER!

My brother and new sister in law went to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

What is Hawaii known for? Hawaii prints, hula dolls, maybe a cool beach towel with a fun print on it. How about a fun area rug that represents something from Hawaii?

And see what really awesome gift they brought back for me???????????????

This LOVELY $2.99 make up bag and $2.99 tissue holder.

Oh and some "vintage" postcards... Achem...could you please tell me what this New Yorker is supposed to do with postcards from Hawaii?? I know I'll send the first 10 commenters a post card from New York to you.
Sending you sunny wishes from wintry NYC. :)

This sister has been screwed for the last time.

It's been a point of contention for a long time with me about my brother and his insanely cheap ways. He makes good money and expected a lot for his wedding. I was coherced into sending money to him for his wedding gift from my mother. I wasn't going to give anything. I am struggling financially and my entire family is aware of this. I was asked to be in the wedding party, and the truth came out later that family was asked to do this for his wife to be so that she didn't have to ask her friends and hurt anyone's feelings. So I had to shell out $200 for a brown dress I'll never wear again. $80 for shoes...that I picked and loved and will wear again next summer...screw her! You all saw my post about the wedding shower gifts which totaled well over $100.

But hey thank you for spending a whole $12 on me for the hideous gift from Hawaii.

Honestly I'd rather they did nothing, as I expected nothing when handing them beautiful blue chanukah cloth napkins and menorah napkin holders to them this Thanksgiving for an early Chanukah gift.

The icing on the cake was when I handed over an early Chanukah gift of 4 cloth holiday napkins and 4 menorah napkin holders that cost me about $30. And let me tell you that $30 is a big chunk of my weekly budget.

I feel like one of those credit card commercials where they total up items bought and then at the end you get the priceless item.

Here's this sister and brother's priceless item: lifelong audacity and animosity



Chat Blanc said...

that bites! sorry you got the short end of the stick. :(

BoufMom9 said...

Oh wow. that sucks. Sorry you have such a blah relationship...

Here's an idea... regift it back to them the next time you have to give them a gift :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oooh I get a postcard! I hate when people are cheap when they don't need to be cheap. It makes those of us who HAVE to be cheap look bad!
I like BoufMom's idea - regift it!

Aleta said...

Dang... That royally stinks...