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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I got a rock  --- Charlie Brown

Oops that's a Halloween "present" but that line remains one of my favorites almost as good as "it depends".   

Merry Christmas.  Happy Festivus.   

 

Dec 23, 2015 01:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I was once given a penis warmer.  

Dec 23, 2015 03:32 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

A Vendor that I previously did business with once sent me a gift card for a golf Shop and some golf balls and tees. I don't play golf.

Dec 23, 2015 12:56 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We were just talking about this . . .  back when my Father was in the military, we would go to the Mess for a Christmas Party.  I was quite young, maybe 6 or 7 because I still believed in Santa.   I remember Santa calling out my name and he actually thought I was going to sit on his lap - NOT!  And then he gives me this wrapped gift.  I'm excited and race back to our table with my parents and 6 older brothers and rip open the gift to discover a doll !!!  I was soooo angry and just shouted "Who are you?  Where is the real Santa because he would know I don't play with stupid dolls!!"    I think my parents prayed for the ground to open up and swallow them.  I remember I didn't let it go and kept it up that this guy was a fraud and where was my real present from Santa . . .

We took the doll home and then swiped my Father's razor blades and ball point pen.  We drew a dotted line down her chest and performed open heart surgery on her!

I do remember we never went back to those Mess Hall parties.  (we probably were never invited again but my Mother says she does remember everyone being amused more than upset!)

Dec 23, 2015 07:28 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

We joke about it every year - plastic gold placemats from my mother!  They were terrible.  They became the white elephant gift.

Dec 23, 2015 02:57 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

The first year Craig and I were dating.  I selected well thought out gifts for him and he got me a set of two casserole dishes.  Idiot!!!  I just about clobbered him over the head with him.  Never again!!!!!

Dec 23, 2015 01:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I can't remember ever receiving a bad present....

Dec 23, 2015 12:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roger,

I want to say it was the thought that counted,and I think I will stick to that!  A

Dec 23, 2015 12:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A bunch of "exotic" bottles of olive oil--I'm allergic to olives. What's worse is the gift came from one of our daughters. But I regifted to a client who bought a home and she was thrilled beyond words.

Dec 23, 2015 10:14 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roger. Gabe Sanders and I must have the same friend.

Dec 23, 2015 05:07 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am thankful for everything Roger D. Mucci 

Dec 23, 2015 01:46 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

An ex-fiance gave me a new kitchen faucet fixture that he installed himself.  Did I mention, ex-fiance?

Dec 23, 2015 11:34 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Roger,
I can’t think of a bad one I’ve received but one year my wife thought it would be a great idea to give our daughter a typewriter. Didn’t go over well.

Dec 23, 2015 09:47 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love Michael Jacobs answer.  

Merry Christmas

Dec 23, 2015 09:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

A washcloth!

Dec 23, 2015 09:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A gift cert for a diner 200 miles away

Dec 23, 2015 08:43 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

a pack of 3 space bags

Dec 23, 2015 08:17 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Roger D. Mucci A coupon to buy an item I did not need,

Dec 23, 2015 07:41 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Pinnacle Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Chain saw from my husband, I used to have contractor's license and do contruction loans. I cried.

Dec 23, 2015 06:28 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Gourmet basket of cheeses and sausages. Everyone in my life knows I haven't touched red meat since I was thirteen!

Dec 23, 2015 06:06 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I always appreciate the sentiment, but it's always a bummer to receive a gift that you already have...not only can't you use it, but you have to return it!

Dec 23, 2015 03:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The best collection of traditional Scottish Christmas music on CD performed by the Dunedin Piper Band..

Every year this 'gift' shows up. It has had not less the 50 owners.

Dec 23, 2015 01:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never a bad present, but once a very ugly sweater!

Dec 23, 2015 01:10 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

A bag of coal from my father.  I was a bad boy he said, but I did get presents from my mom.

Dec 23, 2015 12:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It was something I received at a white elephant gift exchange from the girlfriend of a buddy of mine.  It was x-rated and I'll leave it at that and open to your imagination

Dec 24, 2015 08:33 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Roger. I think I will plead the fifth on this one. Better yet, I need to drink a fifth just to forget

Dec 23, 2015 05:26 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roger D. Mucci I'd say, no present is ever bad!

It really does not matter what we get, we get is more important.

Dec 23, 2015 03:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know if there is a bad gift, anything that shows up is a pleasant surprise.

But I really enjoyed reading Susan Emo 's story, priceless!

Dec 23, 2015 02:03 PM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I am not sure, anything free is never really bad!

Dec 23, 2015 06:45 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Well, it's the thought that counts. Nothing stands out right off hand what was the worst..

Dec 23, 2015 04:05 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I won't even open that box...no pun intended! 

Dec 23, 2015 03:51 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not really remember since I do not keep negative memories....., I just set unliked/unwanted item aside and donate or pass on to someone else who might like it better. 

Dec 23, 2015 03:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Even the coal was good because it was given from the heart.

So they are all good.

Dec 23, 2015 02:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thart would be from a dirty Santa and I was thrilled that it was the worst piece of glass I ever saw.

Dec 23, 2015 01:29 AM