a gift is a gift right?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

last night i cooked dinner for my roommate steph, georgia peach and the jerk. by all accounts is was a success cause i'm an awesome cook and we were listening to the new NKOTB cd that i won courtesy of the fabulous katelin (thank you!) from gorgeous footsteps in the sand - but that's not the point of this post.

we were all sitting outside after dinner when another one of our friends TJ decided to come over and drink some beers with us. we all are participating in our favorite pastime of giving each other shit when a little confession was brought to light.

while the georgia peach and her husband were out of town a few weeks ago TJ was given the task of getting their mail. as a way to thank him for being so kind the georgia peach and her nameless husband wanted to get him a little gift.

they decided on a DVD of harold and kumar escape from guantanamo bay for the obvious reason that nameless and tj have sightseed in guantanamo bay - but that's not the point of this post either.

after three glasses of wine georgia peach admitted that she had used a razor blade to open the cellophane to take out the DVD and WATCH IT prior to giving the gift to TJ!

they had watched the movie then had carefully placed the DVD back in the cellophane and resealed the packaging - and apparently this wasn't the first time she has done this. she then confessed other pre-watched DVD gift instances.

would this technically be considered a re-gift? or just a used gift?

regardless, TJ wasn't the wiser.

oh georgia, my sneaky little friend.

hilarious.

please tell me someone else has done this and that georgia isn't a freak.


[my heart and prayers still go out to the families effected by the 9/11 tragedies. on a lighter note though, happy birthday to my dear friends foxxy AND court - can't wait for hooples tonight!]

29 comments:

  1. Whoa. That's serious, premeditated regifting.

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  2. No good on the used gift. That's like buying a shirt for your brother, wearing it out on Saturday, spraying it with Febreeze, and giving it to him on Sunday for his birthday celebration. You just can't do that. Sorry....

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  3. Thats definitely re-gifting. This issue was clearly tackled on Seinfeld In the episode where the character Elaine calls Dr. Tim Whatley a "regifter" after he gives Jerry Seinfeld a label-maker that was originally given to Whatley by Elaine, although the practice pre-dates the term substantially.

    PS. I love Wikipedia

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  4. sure, I've gone so far as to copy the dvd for myself too =) but if anything its giving a used gift...

    i think re-gifting is reserved for giving an unwanted gift to another person. that runs the risk of someone seeing it and saying "hey, didn't I get you that swell snoopy snow cone maker?" (btw id NEVER regift a snoopy snow cone maker)

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  5. I think it's more of a used gift than a re-gift. I mean, she didn't get it as a gift herself and then pass it along, ya know?

    either way it's hilarious.

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  6. It's kind of awesome, actually. I mean, it's not like your friend minded! I'd just never be able to get the DVD back into the cellophane!

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  7. that's kind of BRILLIANT, actually. a dvd is one of those things that is no worse for wear after one use, you know? i mean, unless you drop / scratch / break it, obviously... but! if i were sneaky enough i'd totally do this. OR just ask whoever i gave it to to burn me a copy after they opened it ;-)

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  8. That is all kinds of brilliant.

    If nobody else knows...def not a re-gift.

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  9. DVD's - ok if they are used.

    New underwear - not ok if they have been used.

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  10. I would say that is more like a used gift. I have never hear of anyone doing that, but from now on I'm gonna.

    I'm with narm on the used undies, so not ok.

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  11. Considering the amount of thought and effort that went into it, wouldn't it just have been easier to rent it?

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  12. This might be the greatest thing I've ever heard.

    I'ms going to start doing this with gift cards.

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  13. ahhh i have definitely done this with books. i am just super careful to not make a crease in the binding. sneaky sneaky.

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  14. Georgia Peach...do you you have some sort of cellophane machine? How'd you get it back together? I'm not even mad, I'm impressed!

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  15. I'm with bird - tell your secrets, georgia peach!

    I don't think it's bad. At all. It's great. The more uses a DVD gets, the better!

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  16. HILARIOUS! I think I might have done that once in the past, but I totally fessed up as I was gifting. :-)

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  17. Oh, PS: Was this the post you had to sleep on before you posted? :)

    I always post, then think.

    Kind of like real life.

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  18. Georgia is a Peach, Cleveland is a Plum. What are we?

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  19. haha! i dont think id be able to pull it off without them knowing. i think it's a used gift, not re-gift, since it wasnt gifted to her in the first place? right?

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  20. I can't believe you actually blogged about my little confession!! :)
    I was only making sure it worked correctly before giving it to him!

    It is NOT an easy task because you must keep the cellophane in perfect condition - no creases or bends or else you will NEVER get it back in. And the process takes much concentration and patience...

    Just a note, I would only do that with gifts to friends just in case my work was detectable. And if any of you have ever gotten a DVD from me, obviously yours was not previously viewed, or was it???

    And I would like to reassure everyone that I would not test out underwear for a day or two before giving it as a gift. That would be in pristine new condition!

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  21. I can't believe you actually blogged about my little confession!! :)
    I was only making sure it worked correctly before giving it to him!

    It is NOT an easy task because you must keep the cellophane in perfect condition - no creases or bends or else you will NEVER get it back in. And the process takes much concentration and patience...

    Just a note, I would only do that with gifts to friends just in case my work was detectable. And if any of you have ever gotten a DVD from me, obviously yours was not previously viewed, or was it???

    And I would like to reassure everyone that I would not test out underwear for a day or two before giving it as a gift. That would be in pristine new condition!

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  22. I can't believe you actually blogged about my little confession!! :)
    I was only making sure it worked correctly before giving it to him!

    It is NOT an easy task because you must keep the cellophane in perfect condition - no creases or bends or else you will NEVER get it back in. And the process takes much concentration and patience...

    Just a note, I would only do that with gifts to friends just in case my work was detectable. And if any of you have ever gotten a DVD from me, obviously yours was not previously viewed, or was it???

    And I would like to reassure everyone that I would not test out underwear for a day or two before giving it as a gift. That would be in pristine new condition!

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  23. If I was coordinated enough to perform this surgery like georgia peach says, hell yeah I would do it, but since i'm not...I can't say that I have. I don't think it's a re-gift...that is something someone gave you that you inturn give to someone else.

    I did that a lot...with wedding presents.

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  24. I did this once and only once to my sister. Only once because she figured it out and got very mad at me. I think she really over-reacted, but it cured me of that little habit.

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  25. I haven't done that. Too much talent needed to pull it off.

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  26. glad you like the cd :)

    and i don't know if i've ever watched a movie before giving it to someone, but that is pretty funny, haha.

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  27. Oh i'm the queen of regifting. I think it's quite intelligent.

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  28. Kudos to Georgia Peach for pulling off such a stunt! very impressing!

    if it takes such time and effort why not just buy one for yourself?!?!?
    ha ha

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