Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A Disappointing Gift
I'm not an ungrateful person but once I received a Christmas gift from my now deceased husband that was just a major disappointment. I thought of it today because someone here was getting an electric pressure cooker and she was excited about it. I was young and not married too long but pregnant with my first daughter. Christmas morning my husband gave me a pressure cooker. I didn't want a pressure cooker, I wanted something more personal. A piece of jewelry, a blouse? Mel's sister-in-law's Dad was selling pressure cookers so she took it on herself to convince Mel I really needed a pressure cooker and could even use it to sterilize the baby bottles when my baby was born. Wrong! The bottles were too tall to fit in the pressure cooker so out went that idea. We still had to go buy a bottle sterilizer. I cooked but not interested in canning. I may have used that gift one or two times in my lifetime. It just took up space for years until I realized I hated that thing and didn't even want it around. I bet some lady still has that heavy gift and was grateful to buy it at Goodwill. Mel finally got the message and bought me some diamond ear studs on Christmas. Don't get me wrong I don't expect expensive gifts every year but just once was nice and I still have them.