This person was diagnosed with a severe illness. It had happened five years before posting her post. It’s Christmastime and she gets a present from her sister-in-law. What could it be? It’s a book. Then she realized it was a manual for coping with the process of passing away. Though insensitive, it was probably done with good intentions.
Luckily, she got the last laugh seeing that she was still alive five years later. Perhaps the affront triggered a determined resolve to beat that disease.
Merry Christmas. Now Leave
There is probably no good day to be evicted, but Christmas day is definitely one of the worst. This person’s landlord served him an eviction notice on Christmas eve. Therefore, he had to choose between giving presents and paying rent.
He bemoaned the fact that the landlord did not wait until the day after Christmas to give him the bad news. Looks like not everyone takes time off for the holiday!
The Kid Knows the Rules of Life
Never underestimate the youth. Six-year-old kids know how life works. They know that parents are the food providers, they know that Santa probably doesn't exist and they know that pants are in no way considered a Christmas gift.
This poor kid had his Christmas ruined all because his mother couldn't find the time to buy him new pants and took advantage of the holiday.
Good All Year. Got Coal.
This person got a chunk of actual coal while the sister received a Gamegear and games. And he was a textbook good boy with straight As, a true Santa's little helper. All he got was a lump of coal. Everyone laughed.
Once the laughter subsided, He asked if he could open his real presents, but, no, that was all he got that year. When asking for a reason, he was told that he didn't do anything wrong and that they just thought it was funny. Funny? How is that funny?
It’s a Sign
Some gifts have double meanings, given metaphorically showing love or beauty. This girl received a gift that didn't leave too much room for imagination. She knew the pig statuette meant to make fun of her weight because they laughed at her embarrassment when she opened it.
They got it as a sign to ridicule her appearance. She should keep it as a sign of her godparents’ callousness. and maybe thank her lucky stars that they aren't her actual parents. We love that she got them a tiny candle symbolizing the size of her affection.