It Was Not The Gift of The Magi

(I don’t know what you’ve read but as an English major I am forever required to allude.)

Early in the holiday season, The Mister sent me a link to a groovy watch he thought Bubba would like.

I said, “Ooh!” and clicked the link.
But when I thought about it, I remembered Bubba showin me a watch he wanted to buy, prolly a summer ago, and noted that he also had a pocketwatch for his steampunk cos play…I read the reviews on the watch, and they weren’t all that impressive. I expressed all this to The Mister and he said, “Well then don’t buy it for him.”



On Black Friday, I was shopping online from the warmth of my throw, and was like, “LOOK AT ALL THIS TOTALLY COOL STUFF YOU CAN BUY FOR EVERYONE!” I saw this drone thingy, and told The Mister, “I wanna buy your dad this remote control drone thing.”

He gave me the look.
“What? Why not? No one ever buy Papaw anything fun. Be all, ‘Here’s another book, another handsome shirt,’ Maybe Papaw lika have somethin fun!”
He gave me the look again.


Then about a week later when FIL was here for Moo’s birthday, I asked him, “How come y’all never send us lists of ideas for things to buy you at Christmas? Y’ever want somethin fun?”
And verily, Papaw replied unto me, “A little drone. Somethin to help me get the feel of it.”
And then I turned to my husband with the crazy eyes and said, “Didja hear that, Baby? Papaw would like a lil drone for Christmas!”


That same night, Bubba was sittin next to The Mister and stopped his scroll to ask, “Ooh, what’s that?”
“It’s the Tesla watch by Think Geek.”
I turned my crazy eyes to Bubba, “Are you fuckin serious?”
“Uh, yeah…”

So I ordered the drone and the watch and don’t you know, when I went back to order those items, neither were on sale anymore? Next time either of us is inspired, I’ll just buy the damn thing.

It was not “The Gift of the Magi” but it sure was the situational irony of somethin.


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44 Responses to It Was Not The Gift of The Magi

  1. Benson says:

    I bought a couple of drones for the boys last Christmas. I know they are too young for them but I figured they would have fun with their Dad. I was right. Of course they managed to dismantle them in the process. Papaw wouldn’t do that; would he?

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  2. lorriedeck says:

    I bought my husband a drone, w/ a fisheye lens in it this year. I fully expect him to break it. I also fully expect him to annoy the crap out of me with it when I’m in the yard. But he seems to like it a lot.

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    • joey says:

      I’m glad! My only concern is their birds. Can one drone happily while also feeding half of Indianapolis’s bird population? I suppose we’ll find out 😉

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  3. Figures that the sale was over.

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  4. Susanne says:

    You know what you have a knack for? Dialogue. I can hear you, your husband, the kids. Marvy! Never for a moment do you drone on. (Had to. Just had to.)

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  5. meANXIETYme says:

    Another lesson in following our instincts! 🙂

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  6. Anxious Mom says:

    My dad got a drone for Christmas. It has video on it and he plans to use it to see who is fishing or duck hunting at the lake he lives on. I’m betting someone shoots it down by the end of the year.

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  7. Jewels says:

    I love Think Geek! 🙂

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  8. Always go with that first impulse…it usually is a good one ! (Note to self….do the same. )

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  9. orbthefirst says:

    I had an opposite experience this year.
    Was gonna get the Google Home thing with the Phillips Hue Lights, and Nest Thermostat for the house, and had even talked to my bro to talk to her about it, & we poked & prodded ma to see if shed be interested & all that, and she seemed to be..
    Till the last minute when she realized we were serious & called it a waste of money.

    So me & her got matching Zebra-701 pens instead. 😛 She loves it. I love mine.

    Never was into drones tho. And the only thing I have from Thinkgeek is a plushy cthulhu. 😛

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  10. Dan Antion says:

    Go with your gut – always!

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  11. Michael says:

    He/she who hesitates is lost Joey, so just buy the things… wishes for the new year…

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  12. Oh, I bet you were as sick as a parrot, Joey, How annoying 🙂


  13. marianallen says:

    Bubba is AWESOMESAUCE! He needa come to Imaginarium in Louisville, Kentucky, Best. Con. EVAH.

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  14. ghostmmnc says:

    Glad you got the drone thing. At least he’ll have fun figuring it out! 🙂

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  15. Happens all the time.

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  16. loisajay says:

    Shakin’ my head and laughin’. Oh, am I laughin’!

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  17. I’ve learned that lesson, too. If you really like something, go ahead and get it. 🙂

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  18. That’s how sales work, Joey, never around when you need them. 🙂 I’m with you on the thermostats. Our house had the old-fashioned kind as does our rental now. I’m the timer and that works perfectly. All these remote control things make my husband, a tech guy, talk about hacking and fun things like that. And what about cars that drive themselves??? Not convinced.


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  19. April says:

    Husbands aren’t usually a good source of information….at least not mine.

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  20. larva225 says:

    Get on with your bad self!!


  21. thatssojacob says:

    Fun story, happy new year!

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  22. If I had a $1 for every time I’ve decided to just think a little bit more about a purchase only to find it not on sale, I’d pay for the next purchase. Every stinking time I do it I swear I won’t do it again, but I do. Glad you made them both happy though. 🙂

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  23. garym6059 says:

    I want a drone! You don’t have to ask anybody twice if the mood strikes you :).

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