- three badges saying (I'll keep the spelling and the punctuation as they are on there): a) god, you're ugly, b) IF I THROW A STICK WILL YOU LEAVE?, c) JESUS loves you EVERYONE ELSE THINKS YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE!;
- five pairs of socks; two of them black donning skulls and crossbones, three of them fuzzy and blue (and somewhat creepy; I'm not quite convinced that those socks don't attack people in their sleep);
- a mock bandana-style hairband (I've never worn a hairband to begin with) in black with skull and crossbones;
- a metal pencil case and matching biro in skull and crossbones-design;
- a nailfile on a keyring.
Should that make me think? In a way I feel I'd rather not been brought anything than the above. I suppose I'll start packing up a box of "beautiful" gifts; from memory, it'll contain that set of still unused make-up brushes (I use compact powder and eye-shadow if any, no lipstick and no blush); that clay gurdian-angel figurine with that eerie smirk; all those hedgehog figurines (apparently somebody once determined I'd have to collect hedgehog figurines; I don't); all those fancy bath accessories like chunks of dried loofah cucumber, a terrycloth beanie duck, bath salts; weird socks of different styles (that I wouldn't want to be caught dead being seen in, and I'm already rather inclined to fancy clothing); a lime green and white anorak that's at least three sizes too large for me; flipflops, all of them; orange and yellow tablecloths (in sizes that fit none of my tables).
Has anybody else out there ever received a gift that blinded their mental eye?