History PlayingWith / GiftGivingGaffe

21st Sep '16 6:24:41 PM VPhantom
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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping
* '''PlayedForDrama''':

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Played For Laughs''': ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping
* '''PlayedForDrama''': '''Played For Drama''':
21st Sep '16 6:23:39 PM VPhantom
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** Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not fishing, but Bob does.

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** Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not doesn't go fishing, but Bob does.



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21st Sep '16 6:18:25 PM BunnyStar
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** Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not fish, but Bob does.

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** Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not fish, fishing, but Bob does.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob gets a gift he forgot she already has.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob gets Alice a gift he forgot she already has.
28th Mar '16 4:35:43 PM VPhantom
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** Bob gives Alice a tackle box for Christmas. Inside is an engagement ring, and a love note detailing what a "catch" she is, and asking her to marry him

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** Bob gives Alice a tackle box for Christmas. Inside is an engagement ring, and a love note detailing what a "catch" she is, and asking her to marry himhim.
28th Mar '16 12:03:49 PM MsChibi
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Added DiffLines:

** Bob gives Alice a tackle box for Christmas. Inside is an engagement ring, and a love note detailing what a "catch" she is, and asking her to marry him


Added DiffLines:

** Alice turns down the proposal, because Bob proposed with a tackle box ''and'' the ring inside was a diamond ring when Alice would have preferred a different stone. (And they have discussed this in advance, so it's not like Bob didn't know.)
17th Nov '13 12:33:02 AM Nasrudith
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob gets a gift he forgot she already has.



* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Bob gets things that would be literally impossible for her to use such as a two hundred foot long toothbrush.
28th Jul '13 7:08:17 PM dvorak
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** Bob gives Alice a tackle box lined with red velvet as a jewellery box, since A: she has vast amounts of jewellery, and B) "[[StupidCrooks nobody would think to steal a tackle box"]].

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** Bob gives Alice a tackle box lined with red velvet as a jewellery box, since A: A) she has vast amounts of jewellery, and B) "[[StupidCrooks nobody Nobody would think to steal a tackle box"]].
28th Jul '13 7:06:27 PM dvorak
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** Bob buys Alice lingerie tailored to her every curve.

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** Bob buys Alice lingerie tailored to her every curve. Practical, comfy, ''and'' they can enjoy it together. Everybody wins.
** Bob gives Alice a tackle box lined with red velvet as a jewellery box, since A: she has vast amounts of jewellery, and B) "[[StupidCrooks nobody would think to steal a tackle box"]].
18th Jan '13 6:48:34 PM VPhantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': A character gives a gift that is not suitable.
* '''Played Straight''': Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not fish, but Bob does.
** As a Christmas present, Bob gives Alice a vacuum cleaner, and Alice takes this to mean that Bob wants her to StayInTheKitchen, thus bringing out her inner StrawFeminist and causing Bob to be ExiledToTheCouch.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob knows that Alice is a recovering alcoholic, and gets her a bottle of expensive champagne.
* '''Justified''': Bob doesn't know Alice very well; their marriage was a FourthDateMarriage.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A character gives a gift that is not suitable.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''':
**
Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary. Alice does not fish, but Bob does.
** As a Christmas present, Bob gives Alice a vacuum cleaner, and Alice takes this to mean that Bob wants her to StayInTheKitchen, thus bringing out her inner StrawFeminist and causing Bob to be ExiledToTheCouch.
ExiledToTheCouch.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob knows that Alice is a recovering alcoholic, and gets her a bottle of expensive champagne.
champagne.
* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
**
Bob doesn't know Alice very well; their marriage was a FourthDateMarriage.



* '''Subverted''': Bob gets Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary, but she thinks it is (or decides to use it as) a makeup storage box.
** Bob gets Alice a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, because theirs broke and they really need a new one.
** Bob paints up the tackle box to be more girly, so Alice can use it as (or will think it is) a makeup box.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
**
Bob gets Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary, but she thinks it is (or decides to use it as) a makeup storage box.
box.
** Bob gets Alice a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, because theirs broke and they really need a new one.
one.
** Bob paints up the tackle box to be more girly, so Alice can use it as (or will think it is) a makeup box.



** Bob buys Alice lingerie tailored to her every curve.
* '''Double Subverted''': Bob presented the gift by inviting Alice to go fishing with him.

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** Bob buys Alice lingerie tailored to her every curve.
curve.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
**
Bob presented the gift by inviting Alice to go fishing with him.



** Alice likes fishing [[HiddenDepths (although Bob doesn't know this)]], and would much rather receive a tackle-box than a makeup box.
*** Alice doesn't wear makeup.

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** Alice likes fishing [[HiddenDepths (although Bob doesn't know this)]], and would much rather receive a tackle-box than a makeup box.
*** Alice doesn't
box. (Because she might not even wear makeup. makeup to beging with!)



** Alice likes the lingerie, but wishes Bob would get her something more meaningful.
* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':
* '''Parodied''':
* '''Lampshaded''': [[MyNewGiftIsLame "A tackle box...how lovely."]]
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't get Alice a gift.

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** Alice likes the lingerie, but wishes Bob would get her something more meaningful.
meaningful.
* '''Deconstructed''':
'''Parodied''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''':
'''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Parodied''':
* '''Lampshaded''': [[MyNewGiftIsLame "A tackle box...how lovely."]]
* '''Averted''':
'''Averted''':
**
Bob doesn't get Alice a gift. gift.



* '''Lampshaded''': [[MyNewGiftIsLame "A tackle box... How lovely."]]



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Discussed''':
* '''Conversed''':

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* '''Discussed''':
'''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''':'''Conversed''': ???



* '''PlayedForDrama''': The thoughtless gift causes Alice to believe Bob doesn't care about her, and she contemplates divorcing him.
** Alice has struggled with alcoholism for a long time, and she has gotten sober and gotten her life together. She's kind of hard to buy for, but Bob remembers she likes wine (perhaps forgetting or not understanding that ''one'' drink will reverse Alice's recovery.) Alice falls OffTheWagon.


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* '''PlayedForDrama''': '''PlayedForDrama''':
**
The thoughtless gift causes Alice to believe Bob doesn't care about her, and she contemplates divorcing him.
him.
** Alice has struggled with alcoholism for a long time, and she has gotten sober and gotten her life together. She's kind of hard to buy for, but Bob remembers she likes wine (perhaps forgetting or not understanding that ''one'' drink will reverse Alice's recovery.) Alice falls OffTheWagon.

OffTheWagon.
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
18th Nov '12 10:54:06 AM MsChibi
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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': ConvenieceStoreGiftShopping

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': ConvenieceStoreGiftShoppingConvenienceStoreGiftShopping
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