the worst gift I have ever given was a box of chocolate to someone who turned out to be deathly allergic to it. I got thrown out of the house and called all sorts of names for trying to play a cruel joke on the girl…I honestly did not know she was allergic to chocolate.
fast forward to today, my wife is allergic to chocolate so at least now i can sympathize with how that family felt way back when.
the worst gift I have ever recieved actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was given a tool set one christmas, I had no car and nothing to use the tools on, so I was angry I got them. That very night this car broke down in front of my house, I let them use a phone to call a tow truck but it would be hours before they showed up. I let the kids stay and mother stay inside my apartment to stay warm, while me and the father went to see what was wrong with the car. Upon inspecting the car i noticed the battery terminal had extra wires coming off it, I asked what kind of amp they had and the guy said he didnt know as they had just brought the van so they can travel and see family for the holidays. Well, I moved the wire and heard something of a sparking noise, turned out whoever sold them the van had never disconnected the wires and it was arcing across the chassis behind the seats. They had the radio up so non of them heard it. I grabbed my tool set and unhooked the wires all the way to the battery and also found an additional wire literally screwed to the frame which had power going to it. anyone who knows anything power and grounds do not mix and can cause all sorts of havoc on an electrical system. I undid all that and we managed to get the van started, low and behold the shorting wires no longer wreaked havoc on the electrical system and they were able to get back on the road and tow truck cancled. If I hadnt got tools for christmas I wouldnt have been able to help them on their way. So it was a Merry christmas to me and that family