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How many Christmas gifts will you be returning this year?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 27, 2005

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Photo of Robban Kring

“Zero, I think. I might be regifting some of them for a couple January birthdays. Sometimes it’s just more of a hassle than it’s worth to return them.”

Photo of Leyonna Smith

“Just one. I got an MP3 player, but it’s not the one I want. I’m going to exchange it for a pink iPod Mini.”

Photo of Corey Sievers

“Zero. I didn’t really get any gifts this year. I was a bad boy. The only gift I did get was a Nerf dart gun, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Photo of Mark Anders

“Only one. It’s a DVD that I’m going to exchange for ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin.’”

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Nikki May 12 years ago

shoe buyer? I could use that job.

0, what would be the point? I didn't get much, but I got nothing truly horrid

jonas 12 years ago

even-money: Probably the elementary school cafeteria that they came from in the first place.

Strigiphilus garylarsoni? I think that strain is strongest over there at Schwegler.

neopolss 12 years ago

"shoe buyer" is the best term for unemployed I have heard yet!

jonas 12 years ago

Actually, neopolss, I think the code is deciphered as "nunya bidness" not "unemployed."

At least according to my super-spy agent decoder ring that came in MY box of biting lice.

jonas 12 years ago

Oh yeah. Despite the title, the song is NOT, in fact, porn. Just the topic, not the medium. heehee

sweetpeagj 12 years ago

I am not regifting or returning any of my gifts this year. I got a new grandson, an umbrella cockato and a yellow naped amazon. A few odds and ends but all of them are priceless just for the fact that I was thought of.

enochville 12 years ago

Maybe Mark Anders works for Payless in Topeka. I am not returning any gifts.

enochville 12 years ago

I think it is kind of funny that we live in a day and time where we expect to be able to return purchased goods. I am not complaining. I just think it is a curiosity.

Topside 12 years ago

2 gifts. You'd think after 20 yrs. people would get the message that I hate Turtleneck sweaters. I guess it's that same never say die attitude that got grandma through the depression and coal mine lay-offs.

Dixie Jones 12 years ago

i cant beleive they put marks comment in the paper how funny. im returning nothing diamonds go with everything ...

sunflower_sue 12 years ago

1 gift. My Mom bought me a gift when I told her to "please don't". Well, she did anyway (in true Mom form) and it was something I already have. She told me to take it back and get something that I really want. sigh

My brother and I are the only ones that followed the instructions and we got each other nuttin', honey. We were both very pleased, and the hug that came with the "I got you squat" line was just the right size!:) I did very much enjoy all the gag gifts, though.

bankboy119 12 years ago

I returned...3 total. One of them shouldn't have been returned though so now I have to return the item I received in the exchange to get back the original item.

bearded_gnome 12 years ago

-0- liked my gifts. needed them.

so, even_money, you still on vacation?

better ots question for today: if a national vote were held today, which state would you elect to eject from these united states? one vote for one state?

my vote: Massachusetts. nobody can spell it anyway! o

enochville 12 years ago

bearded_gnome: How about we go the other way and annex Alberta and British Columbia? (Just Kidding)

ms_canada 12 years ago

ENOCHVILLE- do we Albertans get a vote on this annexation stuff? One good thing about it may be that I get to vote for the leader. But then again would my one vote do any good? Oh yes, to stick to the question. I don't think That I will return any of my gifts. They are all pretty nice.

Linda Aikins 12 years ago

e_m? What in the wide wide world of sports was that auction?

How odd! And yet, quite stimulating!

Return gifts? No way. I got one from my daughter - the first one she's ever gotten me with her own money. And I love it.

Linda Aikins 12 years ago

"Have a lice day."

nope, it just doesn't work.

sunflower_sue 12 years ago

States to vote out:

My oldest daughter wants Texas out...that whole GW thing.

My youngest daughter wants Arizona out so her best friend wouldn't have a state to move to.

Me and the hubby both vote out Nebraska...just a lot of wasted space!!!

bankboy119 12 years ago

I say we annex Mexico since their #1 source of income is all the money people make here illegally anyways.

Richard Heckler 12 years ago

An organizer for change,keys,wallets,cuff links etc when you want to unload. It was broken and so large I had no place to put it. Not only that it appeared that it had been repaired cuz of uneven pieces of wood or maybe chinese quality control was asleep. It was a gift from my wife so all is cool. Now I'll get the dart board set that Santa overlooked which will be a ton more fun.

The store(I'll not name) gave us credit and asked if we would throw it away. Speculation tells me a lot of these crappy built scams have been returned.

jonas 12 years ago

muslim: wow! Thanks for the heads up. gonna have to check these out tommorow.

bearded_gnome 12 years ago

If we annexed part of canada, the way lawrence is annexing new properties, no we wouldn't give them canadians a choice, just tell them their taxes go for "improved services!"
wow, no state has a majority or plurality in this eject vote.
can't vote out texas, it protects the "soft underbelly" of america! you want Oklahoma to do that?
I say, vote out Mass, their political leaders are obviously beyond even california in craziness!
annex mexico...interesting idea, but we tried that once in 1847 and didn't work out!

E_M, interesting definition of vacation! guess it means "going places" if even in your mind.

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