Strange and awful presents

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October 18, 2010 - 10:02pm (Reply to #98)
Susan32's picture

Okay, now that was just weird...

When one of my classmates first read that article online back in '96, he said the SAME THING, that the ex-P's article translated as "war and war and war and war and war." Different gender, different age, different time period... same conclusions. No wonder the Jungian therapist I've been talking to is big into synchronicity. One of the ex-P's favorite movie series (it was his circle of young male disciples who were privy to this information) is the Terminator one... killer androids. I'm glad I'm saying "ex-P" instead of "ex-P boyfriend" or "ex-P husband" or "ex-P father of my children." Weird. And also a GREAT relief! Amen!
October 18, 2010 - 3:56pm
jen79's picture

the n gave me a hairbrush

cause he didnt like my old one.
October 18, 2010 - 3:54pm
mystwoman's picture

My xnh gave me new exhaust

My xnh gave me new exhaust pipe tips for my car for Christmas one year. Oh yeah, I was laying awake dreaming of a romantic gift like exhaust tips. Trust me, I was NOT the one that was concerned about my car sounding "cool". One of my former step-daughters called my xnh a "car spaz". He would actually download mp3's of sports cars running so that he could listen to the sounds. IMO, there is something seriously wrong with a man that loves the sound of another man's exhaust. rofl.

God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them.

October 18, 2010 - 2:49pm
onwithmylife's picture

speaking of gifts

this is for the books, because it shows how little the man KNEW ME, an electric drill, great, except I am probablythe least handyman in this whole group!! i could start a new profession, never know.................
October 18, 2010 - 2:12am
Alive's picture


electric extenstion lead. ???
October 17, 2010 - 10:45pm
kiwi10's picture


i would DEMAND gifts. i got a 2000 portrait, he ruined that for me, though, but thats a long story. i got a pearl necklace once, lots and lots of flowers, fancy dinners. i wouldn't get swept up by a narc who was cheap. lol ranch dressing. thats freaking awesome.
October 17, 2010 - 2:21pm
CarolKittyGale (not verified)
Anonymous's picture


A pair of shoes for my birthday that he told me he would give me the money for and never did so I bought them and one red rose, what a bunch of stingy b*****ds these blokes really are....
October 17, 2010 - 1:50pm
gettinbetter's picture

What presents?

Ya'll got presents????
October 18, 2010 - 4:25pm (Reply to #80)
imabloke's picture


... LMFAO :)
October 19, 2010 - 12:38am (Reply to #81)
gettinbetter's picture

Damn Bloke

I feel like I missed a party but from what Im reading I didnt miss much LOL!
October 17, 2010 - 2:29pm (Reply to #75)
betty2020's picture

Ya. That DJ mixing board

Ya. That DJ mixing board dual present for both of us was the bomb. I think I can now take my skills on the road and earn the big bucks! Look out NY its DJ Betty in the House! I think I would have preferred that box of cereal and some protective goggles. Lol. only one way to go...Forward (tm?)

only one way to go...Forward (tm?)

October 22, 2010 - 11:52pm (Reply to #79)
apple's picture


Love it!!!! I gotta Happy Birthday... Once. lol
October 18, 2010 - 6:55pm (Reply to #76)
MovinOnUp's picture

You should have taken it,

You should have taken it, Betty. We could have gone out on a narc smack down tour. lol
October 22, 2010 - 11:54pm (Reply to #78)
apple's picture


You guys are making me laugh sooooo freaking hard!!!!!
October 18, 2010 - 10:08pm (Reply to #77)
kiwi10's picture

smack down tour

hahahaha that would be so rad
October 16, 2010 - 10:50pm
betty2020's picture

Thanks so much Ms V!!! I

Thanks so much Ms V!!! I have been dying to find this post! I am laughing so hard im peeing...hhahaha. This has my vote for the funniest all time post ever on AAH. We are taking this over to the new board in tribute...I just love it!!! only one way to go...Forward (tm?)

only one way to go...Forward (tm?)

June 29, 2010 - 1:53am
girlfriday's picture

My previous N (not the one

My previous N (not the one that brought me here) came back from a trip and gave me some little opal earrings. I was surprised since he was in a constant state of devaluation after I moved in with him. Then he said, "I only got them for you because I felt bad for the Native American lady selling them."
October 22, 2010 - 11:57pm (Reply to #72)
apple's picture

omg girlfriday!!!

What did you do when he said that??????
June 28, 2010 - 10:33pm
NoNarcingZone's picture

Gaudy Gifts

Items sent to me while the N was in Iraq: Religious artifacts he STOLE from a mosque. A big Iraqi flag. (WTF?!?!) A 'bulky' hand-made bracelet, nicely woven by an Iraqi youth. The N was angry b/c he wore his daily & I didn't. Q: How would he even know whether I wore it daily, if he was in Iraq? A: The pictures I sent him. No bracelet. (He pointed this out) CDs: Light rock classics - Journey, Eagles, Creedence,...etc. My favorites! THEN, he followed those up by sending me Korn, Staind and some others I won't list (he'd recognize me on this site). I don't listen to that devil music! Apparel/misc items from the military store on post. Much of it read: I (heart) MY SOLDIER (t-shirts, bumper sticker, charm/pendant) I could go on...but won't! I gave all that @#$% back.

"Soldier, don't confuse your rank with MY authority!"

June 28, 2010 - 3:29pm
querida's picture


some were very extravagant, like jewelry (that we couldn't afford!) But I am thinking, oh he is so thoughtful and generous, instead of, how much was this? I took one necklace off one day and wore something else, he got hurt that I wasn't wearing HIS necklace. Then he bought a necklace with the thought I would wear it to a particular formal event. Nice thought (but expensive again) and it didn't match my gown at all... the gown he insisted on helping me pick out. He stood there pouting in front of my family and friends, that I didn't wear his gift. IT DIDN'T MATCH! But toward the end he bought nonsense or judgmental gifts, like exercise clothes to try and prompt me to workout. And after a trip to AFrica, where he bought all these beautiful tribal souveniers, he got me a "purse"... literally the size of a 3x5 card. What was I supposed to put in it? And he noticed I didn't use and got upset.... what woman can use a 3x5 purse???
June 28, 2010 - 12:29pm
Susan32's picture

A copy of his Wittgenstein lecture

That's all I ever got... other than a piece of mint that eventually blackened and flaked away very quickly. It's in a binder of miscellaneous stuff, and stuffed somewhere. At the time, reading it made my heart skip a beat. I'd have the adrenaline rush. But now, I see it as a natural sleep aid. A surefire way to cure insomnia. Wittgenstein deserved BETTER,because he was one of the most creative 20th century philosophers. The lecture is all about "the fantasy of ascent"--something about fantasies. How very much the world of the Ns/Ps.
June 28, 2010 - 12:29pm
Susan32's picture

A copy of his Wittgenstein lecture

That's all I ever got... other than a piece of mint that eventually blackened and flaked away very quickly. It's in a binder of miscellaneous stuff, and stuffed somewhere. At the time, reading it made my heart skip a beat. I'd have the adrenaline rush. But now, I see it as a natural sleep aid. A surefire way to cure insomnia. Wittgenstein deserved BETTER,because he was one of the most creative 20th century philosophers. The lecture is all about "the fantasy of ascent"--something about fantasies. How very much the world of the Ns/Ps.
June 28, 2010 - 10:23am
NinjaGirl's picture

Let's see....

He gave me cheap jewelry, knowing I don't really like jewelry of any kind. He gave me a TV show set of DVDs for a set of DVDs I already owned and had already mentioned to him. Most of the time he just had me tell him exactly what I wanted, and most of the time I had to send him the link so he could order it. I know that during Christmas I did a lot of the ordering for people from him, and he just paid me back. And all he really wanted were gift cards. Yup, what a romantic.
June 27, 2010 - 8:42am
helldweller's picture


Oh, boy. A thousand dollar gold necklace for my first birthday with him, when we were "in love." Then a coffee pot from his first apartment. A plastic picture frame someone had given him. Cookies another woman had baked him. An old blanket with cats on it--I think from an ex girlfriend. Two of his old shirts. With the shirts, he asked me fifty times, "Would you like to have an old shirt of mine?" I don't know if he was unsure about bestowing such a wonderful gift upon me or if he wanted to hear me say, "Yes, darling, yes" over and over.
June 26, 2010 - 1:24pm
nhtmf's picture

I got a gold necklace that a

I got a gold necklace that a prvious girlfried had given him. I told him it was gaudy and he looked like "disco man" when he wore it. So one day I go to my car and its hanging from my mirror inside and he's proud as a peacock because he gave me such a wonderful gift !!!!! Can you say...freakin' wack job ? Oh, PS, got fifty bucks for the necklace at a local shop buying gold, sucka !!!
June 26, 2010 - 1:56am
broken23's picture

this really made me laugh i

this really made me laugh i got one nice present during courting...a massage gift certificate but aside from those lets name a special few - a shirt that didnt fit me - a cd cover with a list of songs he would put on a cd for me but never did - a stale cupcake - a chocolate bar which he threw at me - a used ipod arm band that smelled like sweat. ordered it from ebay. receipt indicated 5 dollars - a space heater - a book (freakonomics) - a waterbottle i got him the best of the best name brand crap...ofcourse i always rationalized it that he didnt have as much money. but when he finally got some what did i get. a big fat nothing.
June 25, 2010 - 11:32pm
NancyM's picture


One I never forgot was the day I came out of hospital with my new baby, I got the supermarket special in flowers and a large bottle of diet coke. The price tag was on the flowers and he knew I hated diet coke. So obvious it was a very big hint,hint.


June 25, 2010 - 5:12pm
Scooters Mom
Scooters Mom's picture

I was lucky? Not really....

Mine would ask me what I wanted and then I woiuld just get money to go buy it. But before I would have a chance to go and buy it he would send me to the grocery store a couple of times and run the car to empty on gas.So the 200 dollars would qiuckly dwindle to 50 before I was able to make it to buy myself a gift. Once he said that he was going to buy me a 07' corvette as a bday gift to be my sunday driver, we did buy the car and soon after he would hide the keys when he was mad at me so it was in the end just a new form of control. I never drove the car again after he hid the keys the first time but he started driving it when he was mad at me. Nice
June 26, 2010 - 11:27am (Reply to #61)
Lisa E. Scott
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"I never drove the car again after he hid the keys the first time but he started driving it when he was mad at me. Nice" Wow, what an ass. Oh, and not surprised it was a corvette so he could pump up his ego driving around in it.
June 25, 2010 - 4:19pm
stillsinging's picture

one of his company t-shirts,

one of his company t-shirts, too small, same again too big, a small floormat, some rubbish bags, a bottle of champagne that he drank. nothing for xmas, birthday, anniversary, not even a phone call.
June 24, 2010 - 11:37pm
betty2020's picture

Can i add one that was an

Can i add one that was an "US" gift? He said he bought it for "US" because he was thinking about me. hahahah A dejay mixing board. Whot whot whot. I never did understand this. The music i listen to you cant mix but OK. I looked at it for a minute and he took over from there. I Never touched it again. He really though he was Master DJ Dave though. OMG Delusional. I wish i would have got the cereal or coffee. PS i had to leave my gift with him when i left

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June 26, 2010 - 2:25pm (Reply to #57)
agnesmurphy17's picture

Return Gifts

Mine was big into returning gifts too. The woman who followed me told me that he was upset that I did not return the diamond, eternity band wedding ring. I told her, he never asked. But, I am sure his lawyer said, "Dude, it don't work that way. She keeps the wedding ring under the law." Interestingly enough, he returned a lot of my gifts to him. But, just the ones he didn't want. I could care less. I just wanted out of there. The woman who followed me. She told me he wanted this cheap necklace he gave her. So she wanted the Kindle electronic book thing she gave him. He didn't want to give her that back!
June 26, 2010 - 6:00pm (Reply to #58)
Steph's picture


agnesmurphy17!!! haven't seen you on here in awhile! Just wanted to send you a huge thank you!! You were one of the wonderful ladies who responded to me 6 months ago and helped me see things clear and save me!!! you had a HUGE impact on my recovery and thought you should know that. Many many hugs to you:)
June 24, 2010 - 11:18pm
aceonelady's picture


The only thing i ever got from him was a silver ring he found when remodeling an apartment at Housing from somebody that had been evicted....That was my welcome present when i got to Tulsa from Europe to visit him....And the other one was D&D 10 hours later.....


June 24, 2010 - 11:27pm (Reply to #55)
Steph's picture


Your guy was such a pathetic peice of scum. You deserve the best of the best....not some finders keepers piece of junk. You should have told him to wear the ring himself....around his little d#@ck!
June 24, 2010 - 11:08pm
smileyfacepr's picture

I must have

been the lucky one here..he always gave me great gifts,,dvd players (new)jewlery, roses for no reason, cook me dinners, breakfast in bed anything hed find for our home, flat screen tv and other stuff..we did not have money but he would save up to buy me stuff I wanted..once he gave the collection of Oprahs cd's because she is my idol and mentor. He also used to surprise me w/dinner ready when I got home from work or surprise me w/something handy done in the house, romantic evenings planned, He had his good points! But screw him anyway I still deserve better and he still majorly fucked me in the end so it was all for nothing just to keep me hooked!!!


June 24, 2010 - 11:22pm (Reply to #51)
Janet's picture

The jerk gave me some nice

The jerk gave me some nice presents too, at times. But only because he wanted to control me with them somehow. And the last Christmas (2008)we spent together, when he had clearly devalued me, instead of jewelry, and cashmere sweaters - it was a bluetooth headpiece. (It is still unopened on principle) Peace. J

Peace. J

June 24, 2010 - 11:24pm (Reply to #52)
smileyfacepr's picture

They r incredible



June 25, 2010 - 6:41pm (Reply to #53)
hitandrun's picture


Mine sounds a lot like yours...I got great stuff, breakfast in bed, dinners, romance...but in the end he turned out to be a major jackass and the biggest coward known to man kind.
June 24, 2010 - 9:47pm
enoughalready's picture


The first 2 yrs, he gave me a few nice gifts-tiffany. Ok, then the 3rd year, he gave me a coupon for banana republic. You know- the ones they give u after u buy something. Spend $100 dollars and get 20% off of the next purchase. Yep, then for b-days and christmas the last 2 years were no gifts. We were not getting along, he said "I have everything anyway"- but best gift was a surprise gift he said he had when I came to meet him at the gym. He came up to me and said- did you see Lori ( a personal trainer I did not particularly like) and I said, yes. He said, (knowing I did not like her)-that was your surprise!!! #ucking sadist!
June 24, 2010 - 9:00pm
girlfriday's picture

These are hilarious! For the

These are hilarious! For the holidays, mine went to the $.99 cent store and loaded a basket with things he said all "had meaning." I got: Ranch salad dressing fabric softener protective goggles (use your imagination) a paper calendar mouse pad Oreo cakesters a chocolate bar a $.99 scarf socks I can't recall the rest, but I think there were about 15 things. They were each wrapped individually. He also baked me something, got me coffee beans, and bought me dinner. That's always where the mind-f**king comes in. Mixed messages. But the $.99 cent store????? OUCH! Yet it still makes me giggle.
October 16, 2010 - 10:26pm (Reply to #47)
MsVulcan500's picture


This takes the cake!!
October 18, 2010 - 11:48pm (Reply to #48)
Disillusionedx2's picture


Takes the oreo cakesters!!


June 25, 2010 - 4:01am (Reply to #46)
Scoop's picture

Protective goggles ... thats

Protective goggles ... thats a beautie !lol
June 24, 2010 - 11:37pm (Reply to #45)
Steph's picture

haha. these are hilarious!

haha. these are hilarious! ranch dressing! yes each little gift had "meaning allright" - it means "I am a cheap ass loser"! Oh my. Could almost start a buffet with all these awesome goodies.
June 24, 2010 - 10:14pm (Reply to #44)
betty2020's picture



only one way to go...Forward (tm?)

June 24, 2010 - 5:33pm
Susan32's picture

Only one gift in 4 years

I got a nice box of chocolates for my birthday, and a dozen red roses&a card for Valentine's Day. My ex-P was the prime suspect (everybody assumed it was him, even tho he denied it during the D&D)... and I still think he did it. He sent it anonymously. On the birthday card, there was a picture of an angry little boy holding a flower... how fitting. That best describes him. A middle-aged man who has a little angry boy within him, perpetually immature. He was too much of a coward and a jerk to say it was him. It happened my junior year... when I had suspicions about him and was constantly asking if he had a girlfriend (and he kept saying no)
June 24, 2010 - 3:31pm
rainbow1's picture

The only present that he

The only present that he bought me that wasnt on my list that I would have to give him for every holiday was for our anniversary. I thought I would get some kind of jewelry because he always used to brag to me about how he got one of his exes a beautiful necklace on their anniversary, but no. I got a streetbike jacket so that I could drive with him more often without his dad complaining to him about he was putting me in an unsafe situation.

"dont let yesterday take up too much of today"

June 28, 2010 - 12:19pm (Reply to #41)
rainbow1's picture

This was also the only

This was also the only present that he let me keep when he broke up with me. He took all of the other presents back. I know that he only left this one for me because he knows I will never use it since he doesnt take me on rides anymore. Well today I GAVE IT AWAY (it was very expensive) to his room mates girlfriend who he rides with all the time. Now he will have to see it almost everyday and know that I could care less about him or that stupid jacket that he was so proud of!

"dont let yesterday take up too much of today"

June 24, 2010 - 3:17pm
lolabelle777's picture

Nice Gifts...

I always get mine nice things. For his 39th B-day I got him a new guitar. For his 40th among a bunch of small things the Band of Brothers dvd box set. He sold them both at the pawn shop when he needed money.