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December 12th, 2001 David Shafer (compiler) | News Stories
 

"What is the worst Christmas present you ever received?"

     
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(A)
NICOLE GEORGIS
26
Delivery driver

Northeast Portland

 


(B)
REBECCA STEELE, 26
Bartender/ student Northeast Portland


(C)
OLIVER WILKEN, 32

Renovation contractor Southeast Portland

 


(D)
TALI OVADIA, 33
Owner, The Whole Bowl Southeast Portland

 

 

 

 

ANSWER #1: "I can't remember what exactly I wanted when I was 8, but it definitely wasn't the Boxing E.T. that my grandma got for me. It was like one of those Boxing Nuns, but it was E.T."

ANSWER #2: "Oh, there have been many. I'm trying to think of one that wasn't given to me by someone who might read your paper. I got an ancient typewriter once. Weighs 20 pounds. I used it once. I've been carting it around for a decade."

ANSWER #3: "I got a nightshirt from my aunt. It was long and white, and it had purple sleeves, and in hot-pink lettering on the front it said, 'Oh No. I'm Becoming My Mother!' That was the worst present I ever got."

ANSWER #4: "It was a framed picture--two kids in a field--that I had given my mother when I was about 6. It sat under her bed for years, and then I got it back. I choose to believe that she was aware she was regifting it, but deep down I know that's not true."

 

 

 

ANSWERS: 1-B, 2-C, 3-A, 4-D

 
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