Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Perhaps It Was the Wrong Size

From the Longmont Daily Times-Call, via AP:

Man Says He Gave Wife Toilet Seat As Gift

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Gary and Karri Clark haven’t forgotten their second Christmas together. He knew she wanted bathroom accessories, so he wrapped up a couple of gifts and waited.

The toilet seat and towel rack didn’t go over too well.

“Here I thought I was doing good,” he recalled with a laugh. “It was something she can always use, day after day. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

The Clarks were among those who responded to requests by the Daily Times-Call to share their stories about bungled gifts and best intentions – the waffle makers, blenders and vacuum cleaners given with love and practicality in mind that will never be forgotten or forgiven.

Karri Clark admits she wanted a new toilet seat a decade ago because there was a crack in the old one. She just didn’t think she’d get one gift wrapped.

“I could not believe it,” she said. “What man gives you a toilet seat for Christmas? A fricking toilet seat, and it wasn’t even that expensive.”

For the record, I would like some DVD’s, like the 60th anniversary edition of Casablanca.