It's not really about the presents though - I wouldn't really mind not getting anything at all. But if you're going to give anything, at least put some thought and effort into it. I find it hard to tell people what I want, because for the small purchases, I pretty much just go and buy those myself anyway (curse my spending habits), and for the big items, well, I don't trust other people to get them - I gotta go do it myself. And I know people hate just throwing money around, so I put everybody in a real quandry, with nobody knowing what to get me. So, I almost rather desire to just get things on my own. So I guess the main source of my frustration is spending time with my parents - all I ever end up doing is repairing something, and when I'm not doing that, my mother is trying to sell me Nikken products. If I really wanted to have that much to do with magnets, I'd wrap a huge spool of wire around me and set a current through it. My mom acts like magnets are the answer to everything. Sore feet, back pain, headaches, cancer, missing limbs, death, flesh-eating zombies, etc. Ugh it gets so annoying. I know my Dad probably believes that he has to live with it because he was bad in a previous life (and that's a whole other can of worms).
On the bright side, my day became much better once I left the roost. Ended up going to see Paycheck w/
Anyway, I know I'm rambling on, it being 3:40AM and all, so I bid you all goodnight, and adieu.