I’ve always been overweight, and when I was about 9 or 10 my grandmother, who lived with us, bought me a stairmaster. Not a real stairmaster, just like a little cheap one that she probably ordered from a catalog. In retrospect I realize that she was probably just worried about my health and wanted me to exercise, and now that she’s no longer with us I wish I had acted differently, but when all you want for Christmas is the Barbie bride doll and you get a stairmaster, you’re bound to get upset. hehe. I cried and my mom yelled at my grandma (who was the most wonderful person I’ve ever known, btw) and told her to send it back. I don’t remember if she got me anything to replace it, but that still stands out as one of the oddest gifts I’ve ever gotten.
Also, last year my aunt got me one of those roll-up pianos that you see on tv. I play piano, I have a piano, so I’m not sure what she was thinking. She said she thought I could carry it with me and play in restaurants. Um. Okay then. hehe. I know it’s the thought that counts, but that one is still in the box in my closet. It doesnt’ work that well anyway. hehe.
I’ve been enjoying this thread.