Sunday, June 18, 2017

Today I Smashed My Fathers' Day Gift From My Son

My son had some nerve sending me the Fathers' Day gift he sent to me! So much so, I did something today that I did not expect I would be doing - I smashed it to smithereens. I mean that literally, I took a ballpeen hammer and smashed it to bits (well the hammer was part of the gift, I only smashed what I was supposed to smash).

The gift my son sent me was from
Man Crates. Here is what it looked like before I smashed it (a stock image from the website):

Here is what it looked like after I got my jollies smashing it (my actual gift with gift note from my son):

The red gift card was inside the cement block. Took a few decent whacks to get it out and that stuff flew everywhere so it was good they included some cheap safety glasses. My wife probably thought I was going berserk over something down in the basement while hammering away with glee. She was, I think, a little cold toward me this morning but warmed up after I showed her the gift and explained what I had to do to it.

After smashing it open, I had to input the number from the back of the red card and then was given a choice of 13 retailers from one of which I could select a gift card. (It was supposed to be 14 but 13 is what showed up a few minutes ago - better than at just after midnight when it only offered 6 options.) My choice was easy, I took the gift card from Bass Pro Shops.

I also got a couple of nice polo shirts from my daughter and son-in-law. No smashing them though but I imagine I will get a lot of wear out of them over the next couple of year. Good high quality shirts too, probably too nice for me.

Hope all you ornery all bastards like me dads have a nice Fathers' Day.

You know, that has got to be one of the coolest gifts I have ever received. I just had a thought: I may have to have that hammer put into a shadow box or at least just hang it on the wall somewhere.

All the best,
Glenn B

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