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Expensive Gifts

November 30th, 2006 at 12:12 pm

Brandus's parents recently came into aLOT of money when Mimi (his grandmother) died.

So, when Brandus told me they wanted to "spoil us" with the money, my ears perked up.

"They want to pay off your car? Or your student loans?" I asked eagerly.

Oh, how little I knew.

No, they wanted to buy us expensive gifts and come visit us for Thanksgiving in Anchorage and take us shopping.

I think, oh! They'll pay for a Sam's trip! We're out of food, and we can get some nice food luxeries that we usually can't!

They came. They bought gifts.

And then we went to Sam's.

"Sure! We'll pay for it!" They laughed, throwing boxes of suger cookie mix (?!) and hummus and avacados in the cart.

And then? As we pushed the buggy to the front of the store to check out?


And by the time we realized they weren't coming back in, and we're going to pay, everything had been scanned, and we couldnt pull EVERYTHING out that wasn't a necessity.

$500. Fortunatly, all of it is edible. Its just not all stuff we would have even agreed to if we had known it was going to be on OUR dime.

2 Responses to “Expensive Gifts”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Oh boy. That is really unfortunate! $500 is alot of money! So, they were apparently 'kidding' at their offer?? or do you think they will reimburse you before they leave??

    It's one thing to kid about paying...its quite another to kid and load somebody else's cart up!!

  2. baselle Says:

    WHAT THA?????

    There's jokes, there's fun. There are even practical jokes. This goes beyond.

    I don't kid about this. I don't care if they are your in-laws. If they pulled a dirty trick like that on me, their suitcases would have been stacked very tidily on the front porch..that is if they were staying with you. If they're staying at a hotel, I would have thought of something else. Like figured out a way to get your Sam's Club bill tacked on to their hotel bill. Now that would have been funny. Big Grin
    In the words of Bugs Bunny: "You realize...this means war!"

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