When gift giving goes wrong

My mother always used to say that there is really only one fruitcake in the world and everyone just repackages it and sends it to someone else every Christmas.  Maybe she meant pants…..

It all began in 1964 when Larry Kunkel’s mom gave him a pair of moleskin pants…..

And so began the most incredible, stupifying, money-wasting example of holiday one-upsmanship ever seen.

You have to read the whole thing.

One response to “When gift giving goes wrong”

  1. I suddenly thought of that hilarious scene in “Priscilla, queen of the desert”, where 5-year old Ralph switches the Christmas gifts – his sister looks disappointedly at the miniature truck “she” received, while Ralph, smiling shyly, plays with “his” doll.

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