Birthday presents

May 6, 2007

One of these things is not like the other:

1) La Parisienne Pates handmade ‘olives & pips’ plate

2) A Little Taste of Japan cookbook

3) DVD: Anne of Green Gables — The Sequel 

My brother gave me the DVD.

It seems that, when you turn 31, some people feel free to turn the present-giving into piss-taking.

Although I readily acknowledge that this gift from my brother is comic genius, I am confused about a few things. Is the beauty of this gift (a) that although it’s a piss-take I will, in fact, genuinely enjoy watching the DVD a number of times, and therefore the enjoyment of the gift is derived from feeling that I am subverting my brother’s attempt at satire. Or (b) the gift takes the piss out of me but is predicated on the fact that I will actually really enjoy watching the DVD.

I think it’s the latter.

One Response to “Birthday presents”

  1. donna Says:

    definitley option b. you brother knows you very well.

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