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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Oct 17 2021, 5:18 pm
amother [ Junglegreen ] wrote:
What’s the joke?
As the daughter, I’d be hurt and mortified that my mother would do such a thing.
Maybe I’m too sensitive.
the joke is that nobody wants a pic of their mil, so the sil gets dismayed but struggles manfully not to show it , then the mil gives him a real gift. The joke is rather lame (sorry OP) sil would probably not “get” it, dil would be embarrassed because the present’s inappropriate... bad idea all around.

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amother




Pansy
 

Post Sun, Oct 17 2021, 7:39 pm
amother [ Cinnamon ] wrote:
Don’t do it! Sounds like you’re coming onto him! Oy,


Exactly.
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Apple
 

Post Sun, Oct 17 2021, 7:43 pm
Definitely weird

How about a funny mug? There's tons on Etsy.com
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amother




Crystal
 

Post Sun, Oct 17 2021, 8:18 pm
You can personalize a mouse pad with a pic of him and his wife. Less than $15 on amazon
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amother




Jetblack
 

Post Sun, Oct 17 2021, 8:35 pm
Why not give him a weird picture of himself instead? I did that once and it was a huge hit, then everyone got the real gift.

Ie, photo of him and your daughter making weird face, looking half asleep, unflattering angle… one of a million photos where you delete and toss. Instead frame it beautifully as if it’s a portrait of them and proudly hand it over then try not to crack up at their reaction!
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Oif.Simchas.




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 12:52 am
I see nothing good coming out of this. Very tasteless
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Jewishmom8




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 4:00 am
too weird.
don't do it.
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moonstone




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 6:31 am
amother [ Cinnamon ] wrote:
Don’t do it! Sounds like you’re coming onto him! Oy,


What??? Coming on to him?? Oh, please. She's giving it to him in public and it's clearly a joke. She's not secretly texting him a picture of herself wearing lingerie!

I actually think OP's idea is kind of funny, but for a gag gift I agree with those who say to give him a mug or something with a funny MIL saying.
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Chickensoupprof




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 6:54 am
For Dutch Sinterklaas parties this would be something funny/awkward but appropriate. I won't do this in Frum circles.
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happyone




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 8:43 am
Imo its super inappropriate. I think there's a general response through this thread that its extremely off.
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amother




Khaki
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 9:10 am
Oy inappropriate
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amother




Tiffanyblue
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 9:17 am
moonstone wrote:
What??? Coming on to him?? Oh, please. She's giving it to him in public and it's clearly a joke. She's not secretly texting him a picture of herself wearing lingerie!

I actually think OP's idea is kind of funny, but for a gag gift I agree with those who say to give him a mug or something with a funny MIL saying.


From the way OP describes it, I can see how one would think that it seems like she's coming on to him. She said she has a very good relationship with him and wants to give him a framed picture of herself. Almost as if she has a crush on him.
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amother




Mulberry
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 6:43 pm
I think it's hilarious!
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 6:58 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
For Chanuka my whole family gets another family member and buys a gift for them but it is a secret who we each get.
I got my son in law. We have a very good relationship. As a joke I want to take a picture of me and frame it and give it to him right before I give him his real gift.
Is it lame or cute?

On another note what gift should I get him for under 15 dollars? He has a desk job but is good with his hands and into cars?


Yeah, its weird. You could do a book of mother in law jokes, I guess. But its would still be weird.

A cellphone mount for his car?

Swiss army knife?

Electric screwdriver?
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amother




DarkKhaki
 

Post Mon, Oct 18 2021, 7:12 pm
Hilarious. My DH and BILs would be very amused.

People are either failing to understand or have absolutely no sense of humor.
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