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Friday, February 7, 2014

I Can't Make This Stuff Up

So last night, my parents came over and I cooked them dinner.  It was my dad's 60th birthday, so I figured it would be nice.  I made one of my standard meals, parmesan crusted tilapia, string beans, and garlic & herb couscous, and it was delicious. <If I do say so myself.

When thinking of what to post on the blog for today, I immediately had a flashback to one of my dad's previous birthdays to one of the funniest things that has ever happened to my family.


When I was in fifth or sixth grade, I was on the computer, buying a present for my dad.  My mom was helping me complete the purchase on the Barnes and Noble website.  I was ordering him a baseball book, that I believe he had asked for.  My mom and I found it on the website, purchased it with her credit card, and checked "yes" for the free gift wrapping.  My dad's birthday is in February, so they were offering free Valentine's day wrap.  On the optional gift message, I included, "To: Dad Love: Your Favorite Daughter."  I'm his only daughter, but that's besides the point.

So, in a week or so, the package arrives, and I take the book out of the box.  It seems to be thinner and a different shape than I thought, but it was gift wrapped in tacky heart paper and ready to go.  I looked at the order slip, and it was definitely the book that my mom and I had chosen.

On the night of his birthday, we were in our upstairs TV room sitting on the couch.  My dad was opening his gifts, and I was just going on and on about how much he was going to love his present.  I think that I was more excited that I got him something that he had asked for AND bought it online.

My dad tears open the paper to reveal this:


....I'm not kidding....


....I can't make this stuff up....

We all sat in silence for a second before my parents starting DYING laughing.  I didn't exactly have any idea of what the Kama Sutra was, but I was pretty sure by the picture and the "lover's guide," that it  had something to do with sex.  

Eventually, we came to the conclusion that someone was pulling a serious prank or it was a legitimate mix up.  The gift tag surely should have been a tip off to double check their work, but whatever.  It makes me smile to think of someone getting a sports book when they were expecting something VERY different.

My poor dad had to take that thing back into Barnes and Noble to exchange it, which I'm sure was embarrassing.  It all got straightened out in the end.

But yes, that actually happened.  Happy Friday everyone!

25 comments :

  1. Omg!!! That is hilarious girl!! I'm dying laughing!! Of course it just had to be a Kama Sutra book too!

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  2. OMG that is so funny! I hope his birthday this year was a little less sexy :p

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  3. OMG Emily!!! Laughing sooooo hard!! Especially since you were only in the fifth or sixth grade!!
    Happy belated birthday to your dad! My dad will be 60 in 3 days too! :)

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  4. Omg that is hilarious!! I would have died of embarrassment!?
    I only Have one aunt and i do the same thing about 'favorite' niece.

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  5. OMG that is seriously so funny!!!! I would have DIED!! What a nightmare!

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  6. Oh my goodness, that's hilarious!!! You poor girl!!

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  7. OMG.....I would have been beet red! That's too funny!

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  8. ha ha ha...oh you poor thing but that is seriously hilarious!!

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  9. ohhhhhh my goodness, that is hilariously embarrassing.

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  10. OMG! How embarrassing and for your Dad to have to take it back! Haha!

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  11. hahaha that is hilarious! Your poor dad...and poor you! That is too funny.

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  12. YES, YOU COULDNT MAKE THAT UP-- HILARIOUS!! :) Thanks for the laugh and have a great weekend!

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  13. This is one of the funniest things I've heard in a while! I so needed that! lol! Your poor dad! :)

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  14. Hahahahah! Thanks for the laugh... that is hilarious! :)

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  15. hahahaha oh my goodness that is amazing! i cannot imagine that happening to little 12 year old me.

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  16. Haha! OMG I would have died! At least it made for a good story for the rest of hall's lives!!

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  17. hahahaha that is too funny! What a great story to be able to share...although I'm sure it was kind of embarrassing at the time.

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  18. Oh dear that is embarrassing and funny at the same time!

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  19. that's hysterical! oh my gosh I'm dying. hahaha!

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  20. That is hilarious! You have the best stories!!

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  21. My coworkers and I thought this was hilarious!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  22. That's too funny.....you have some awesome stories - thank you for sharing!

    Funny, Feb 7th is my dad's birthday too - he turned 80 this year.

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  23. HAHAHAHAHAH! I'm dying. This was a great story!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. That's a great story. Oops!

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