Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I was talking to someone the other day and we were talking about how Christmas is around the corner and all the gifts that we have to buy. Then, we started laughing about the thought of regifting and she asked me a question, "What is the worst gift you ever received?" After a moment, I had the answer. The worst gift that I ever got was a check that we received for our wedding that bounced. Yup, bounced like J.Lo's booty. I don't care if I never received a gift in the first place, but Jason and I ended up paying fees for the check! Can you imagine a gift that ends up taking money from you?! So, after much thought and talking it over with some people, I decided not to ever bring it up. Actually, when I consulted close friends and family, they would ask some basic questions: Did this person or persons graduate college? Yes. Would you say this person or persons are organized? Yes. Are they rich? I wouldn't say millionaires but they work. And almost everyone said, "The person already knows." I don't know. I like to think that this person did not know. A slight financial mishap perhaps. But, definitely the worst gift I ever received!

What would you have done in this situation? Bring it up? Drop it? It's a sticky situation, huh?


Blogger Christine said...

that is too funny! i wouldn't bring it up either - i don't think i would have the guts. and yes, i am sure they already know too. did they avoid you once the check bounced? if so, they knew.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous js said...

so funny! that's not even a gft at all! but i feel for the other person, he/she must be so embarrassed!!

cr, you're a really good storyteller. i love all your stories!

8:30 AM  
Anonymous AC said...

Gee, I went to your wedding, and I gave you a check. Hope it wasn't me... =)

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Alison Choi said...

OMG Cristina!!!
The same thing happened to me and Paul. It was one of his family members (mom's side). We wanted to bring it up sooooooooo bad, but couldn't. We didn't want to embarrass the person. But guess what? We saw them at a family gathering almost a year after, and they came up to us and apologized for the bounced check. They felt soooo bad, that they offered to write us another check but we refused of course. So... for almost a year they knew but avoided us and pretended like they didn't know. Paul's still pissed about paying the fee for the bounced check. hahaha

7:50 PM  

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