Return to sender

AND there was I thinking I was well organised this year.

Two years ago Carolyn bought a cheap treadmill. Two months ago she got round to opening the box, discovered it was rubbish and asked me to dump it. So this year, I figured she’d appreciate a Wii Fit – you know, lots of exercise but in a fun, virtual reality way.

Unfortunately, she suspected my plan and last night told me that while she appreciated the thought (which was Carolynspeak for “I don’t appreciate the thought”), she didn’t want a Wii Fit for Christmas.

So now I have to organise the sending back of two fairly large boxes and the buying of a replacement gift. Where to start? What do you buy the girl who has everything, and who doesn’t actually want the stuff she doesn’t have? 

Misery. All is misery.





Carolyn found it difficult to hide her true feelings




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6 responses to “Return to sender

  1. Johnny Norfolk


    You have no idea have you.

    Give her some Woolworths gift vouchers.

  2. Chris' Wills

    But Wii is great fun, the golf games are excellent.

    Oh well, what can you do?

    My suggestion is a break somewhere warm, no I’m not being snarky.

    Dubai is very nice in Winter as are Qatar and Oman. They are also great places to shop and you could keep on blogging as they’ve excellent internet set ups.

  3. wrinkled weasel

    You think you have gift problems. Mrs Weasel is just like that – the girl who has everything and who wants CONTROL. I am reduced to following orders. Your are Labour lobby fodder, you should be used to it. Just listen very carefully for hints and bloody stick to them.

  4. Liz

    What about a treat at Stobo Castle. Not cheap I know Tom, but us women only like the best 🙂

    You don’t have to go Tom, just get a gift voucher!

  5. ani

    A holiday as suggested by Chris’ Wills is good.
    But no blogging to spoil it. Why would you want to be hearing from this miserable shower when you’re enjoying yourself for goodness sake.
    Tom. Get off and switch off is the best idea.
    After all, the regulars will still be around waiting for you to set up again when you get back.
    Lucky you eh? ;0(

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