Actually, we should be thankful for any gift given to us, right?  But every so often, you get one that makes little sense and you wonder what the person was thinking when they bought it for you.

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When I was in junior high, I wanted more than anything to be a drummer. I kept hinting to my parents how much I wanted a drum set. Granted, a drum set would have been a pretty expensive gift in those days.

Well, Christmas came and under the tree was a box that I couldn't imagine what it's contents could be. I opened it and low and behold, it was a snare drum. My first thought was that this was all they wrapped because a whole drum set would be pretty difficult to wrap. Wrong, just a snare drum. how was to rock with just a snare drum?  Maybe I could get some firing squad gigs?

When I was in grade school, I went to a strip mall to buy my older brother a Christmas gift. I began to suffer from some kind of anxiety attack and just wanted to get out of the store. I just picked up a record album without even looking at it and took it home and wrapped it.

When it came time for my brother to open it, the look on his face was priceless. I had bought him the soundtrack from the World War II move "The Longest Day". It literally was nothing but kettle drums.

What's the weirdest gift you've ever received?


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