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December 28, 2005

WORST GIFT EVER

The meatPod.

(Via Gizmodo)

Update: Commenter Crossgirl notes: "there's a simple explanation."

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"Cambra works at the Keeaumoku Wal-Mart.

She put the last iPod on layaway so she could afford the $300 surprise."

Well there you go.

My iPod came loaded with a song by the Meat Puppets. Does that count?

8:00am: I purchased a plasma television today on my lunch break. I noticed the box wasn't very heavy, but I was too excited to give it further thought. You know what amazing things they can do with electronics these days.

I had scrimped and saved for years, since even before plasma televisions had been invented. I had sold all my friends into slavery. I had made Little Timmy sell all his organs. It was all going to be worth it.

I opened the box, and it was full of--NOT a gorgeous 1,000,000-inch plasma television, but--TURKEY GRAVY!

You bet I'm taking this empty box back to the store and filing a complaint and getting my money back.

They'd just better not call to tell me the check is ready while the Super Bowl is on.

She must have misread the box. I am sure that investigation will show that it was clearly labeled as shank of iBex.

"Mystery Meat" wbagnfarb... but mystery, I thnk not..this was in Hawaii, so i'm sure it was Spam....

"Can I get the Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, IPod, and Spam, but without the Spam, please?"

Well the answer seems pretty simple to me ... somewhere out there, in the place where they make iPods, there is a McDonalds with very crunchy burgers ...

I think that this particular gift may actually be worse. Unless of course the meat spoiled.

Methinks they might have tried teaching the kid discipline from an early age. It goes a long way toward preventing this kind of mindless, thoughtless 'gimme' behavior.

My children are 12 and 14 and have never, nor would they ever, thrown this type of fit or acted this way toward myself or their father or stepfather. In fact, my daughter, upon seeing her best friend's parents struggling with something similar, thanked me for teaching her to control herself and behave appropriately. Pretty cool from a 14 year old girl, if you ask me (having been one myself in the dark ages).

Instead of giving the kid a box of coal, they should have taken him to a soup kitchen and made him work. Or something similar. So he could see how lucky he is to even have a $2,000.00 stereo system in his home. Then, make him earn the X-Box by helping his mother. $.25 at a time. Mwahahaha.

*Not a double post*

My above post was in response to KOW's link. With regard to the original article, though, I would be ticked if my kid received meat in the package I thought contained a $300.00 Ipod. Especially if my kid had been asking and waiting patiently and I wanted him to have it.

I don't know that it's (not its) Wal-Mart's or even Apple's fault this happened, but the woman should get the electronic item she worked hard to pay for.

And the individual responsible should be made to eat the mystery meat. :)

I worked in Layaway at a Wal-mart nearby. At one time a few layaway boxes disappeared. These were items that were coveted hard to find items.

It turns out that there was an employee who was taking the layaway boxes and ripping the layaway tags off and them paying for them himself.

Needless to say, he was fired soon after. There is that possiblity, although the mystery meat was plain mean. The article did say that she worked there, so I wonder if it was another employee who had a vendetta against her, knowing that she had put one on layaway. All employees have access to the layaway computer so that they can cover for breaks.

there's a simple explanation.

Cgirl...Excellent!!! 10 points, and a free pass to the next level.

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