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This week, let’s talk about the weirdest gifts we’ve ever been given.

The topic was inspired by a post I saw on Jezebel yesterday. When I was 20, I went home for Christmas. Each year, my parents would let us have one present on Christmas Eve. This particular year, 2002, I wasn’t in a relationship. I was, of course, sowing my wild oats, but I certainly didn’t tell my parents about that. Anyway, my mom gave me my Christmas Eve present and I opened it with my dad, 19-year-old brother, and 5-year-old sister in the room. It was a black and maroon sexy lace teddy from Frederick’s of Hollywood. Its only purpose was sexual as it certainly would not make for comfortable pajamas. To this day, I have no idea what my mom was thinking. It’d be one thing if I were engaged and having a bridal shower, but to give that to me for Christmas when I wasn’t even seriously dating anyone? In front of my dad, brother, and baby sister? It was just strange. I found a picture of the teddy online. Sadly, it’s the wrong color, but it’s the exact same teddy:

Last week’s winner was BecauseoftheImplication! Winners are chosen by star count, so be sure to star your favorite stories! In case you missed it, here is BecauseoftheImplication’s most embarrassing moment:

When I was about 19, my family went on our first big holiday - scuba diving off an island in Nicaragua. It was amazing, and the best part was that the water was warm enough that we did not have to wear wetsuits, which are the bane of scuba diving (in my very limited experience). We would just hang out on the beach in our swimsuits and then throw on a tank and roll out.

The scuba intructors/guides were two devastatingly handsome men with delightful accents, and my similarly teenaged sisters and I were just gaga over them. So this one dive, we were descending, and you have to do that slowly so that your body has time to adjust to the water pressure. It’s kind of boring; you’re all just floating in a circle staring at each other, but because of the goggles and respirators, you can’t even make faces or interact in any way. So when I noticed that everyone seemed to be looking at me, I decided to provide entertainment by striking silly poses.

Then the super cute dive instructor swam up behind me to tie my bikini top, which had fallen off, exposing my breasts to my family, the group, and both guides - while I nakedly did a bunch of silly poses. THEN we all just had to do the rest of the dive, and I wanted to die, but instead I had to swim along with everyone in my fucking bikini and pretend that hadn’t happened.

Okay, now, let’s hear about the weird gifts you’ve gotten!