Thursday, May 29, 2008

And The Award for the Ugliest Hat Goes To....





Apparently this is the ugliest hat in existence. If you do not believe me, just ask my mother-in-law. She did not mention this once but approximately five times. She just didn't like this hat.
It felt wrong, the color was wrong and on and on. She hated for me to take it back but she JUST DID NOT LIKE IT! Said chapeau was her Mother's Day gift along with a lovely scarf with muted tones of blue, chocolate brown, off white. She generally wears extremely neutral colors. As to the scarf, her first response was " I have tons of scarves", however, she did like the scarf and kept it. Whether or not she will wear it would be a blog post for another day! I take great pleasure and a ridiculous amount of time and effort selecting just the right gift for someone. I only select items that I myself would wear or enjoy. Most of my friends appear to be thrilled with their gifts. I put together really nice baskets. I have people ask me to do gift shopping for them. At one point in time, had she expressed displeasure with a gift I would have to leave the room or go home and cry! I have toughened up some. I guess this comes from eleven years of really bad gifts. How in the world can I get this wrong every time for every occasion? My mother-in-law is a kind and loving person, truly she is, to be fair she is recovering from cancer and her hair has not returned from the chemotherapy treatments. Once seeing the hat on her, I realized her head is a lot smaller than I thought, as she always had a permed, curled & teased hairdo. I can deal with the size being wrong. Could we just leave it at that? OH NO! I was out to dinner with friends, Jayne and Cindy and told the story of the hat. Jayne said, "Why don't you blog about it" I really thought that none of this bothered me, but I realized I have been on a slow simmering, stew on the back burner. Yes, my feelings are hurt. Can you just say thank you for your thoughtfulness??? So anyway, I have NO idea where the receipt or tags are for the awful hat so I will keep it for myself! It is waterproof, I LIKE the color, it has a soft cotton lining and is adjustable. It is perfect for hiking, rainy weather and keeping the sun off my very fair complexion! Her birthday is next week..........

6 comments:

persistentillusion said...

I have to laugh. That's why I just get people food. Who doesn't love brownies??

Michelle said...

I love the hat! HEE HEE PS LAURA DOES TOOO

scchesleys said...

the hat is just fine. Why must some people just be so hard to please?

marlajayne said...

This is a cool hat! I'm glad you like it so much because from what I picked up from your post, you're stuck with it. One of my sisters-in-law recently confided in me that she will NEVER buy our mother-in-law another gift because she has never been able to please her. Her husband, the son, is now in charge of selecting, buying, and presenting all gifts.

Which brings up another point...or question. Why is it that we (women) are the ones whose responsibility it becomes to buy gifts for everyone???? Tomorrow we're going to a birthday party for DH's granddaughter, and guess who selected the gift? That's right--moi.

thedailydish said...

Connie, I LOOOOVE THE HAT!! Especially on you - it looks really cute. No offense, but your m-i-l sounds like one of those "never pleased" gift receivers. You poor thing. Hopefully knowing that other people like it, and that you did your very best, will help soothe the sting. Have a great weekend, you awesome lady you! xo

connie said...

thanks, maybe it is not so bad after all. I will be wearing it in the mountains June 6. Yipee for Me!