History PlayingWith / GiftGivingGaffe

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

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': ConvenieceStoreGiftShoppingConvenienceStoreGiftShopping
17th Nov '12 10:11:31 AM MsChibi
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* '''Inverted''': Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary, because he knows [[OneOfTheGuys Alice loves fishing]] as much as (or more than) most guys do.

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* '''Inverted''': Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary, because he knows [[OneOfTheGuys [[OneOfTheBoys Alice loves fishing]] as much as (or more than) most guys do.


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** GiftOfTheMagiPlot
** For Christmas, Bob buys a tropical vacation or a jacuzzi, something they can enjoy together.
** Bob buys Alice lingerie tailored to her every curve.


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*** Alice doesn't wear makeup.
** Because they got rid of stuff, neither of the gifts are useful.
** The gift is obviously something Bob can enjoy as much as (or more than Alice).
** Alice likes the lingerie, but wishes Bob would get her something more meaningful.


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** Bob gets a carefully-selected gift.
*'''Enforced''': ForgottenAnniversary, IdiotPlot.
*'''Invoked''': Bob realizes it's his and Alice's wedding anniversary, and he hasn't gotten her anything.
*'''Defied''': Bob heads to a department store, where he remembers a necklace Alice has been HintDropping about since Christmas, and buys it.
*'''Discussed''':
*'''Conversed''':
*'''PlayedForLaughs''': ConvenieceStoreGiftShopping
*'''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.

17th Nov '12 9:56:40 AM MsChibi
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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.
** Bob [[PleaseDumpMe wants Alice to leave him, and is trying to make her want to leave.]]
** Bob [[ForgottenAnniversary forgot what day it was]], and went ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping.
** Bob is giving Alice a gag gift; a more serious gift will follow.
*'''Inverted''': Bob gives Alice a tackle-box for their anniversary, because he knows [[OneOfTheGuys Alice loves fishing]] as much as (or more than) most guys do.
*'''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.
*'''Double Subverted''': Bob presented the gift by inviting Alice to go fishing with him.
** Alice is initially happy that she can finally vacuum up all the crumbs and spills from the Christmas party, but her more cynical friend Carol interprets it as Bob telling Alice to StayInTheKitchen and points this out to her. Alice gets offended.
** Alice likes fishing [[HiddenDepths (although Bob doesn't know this)]], and would much rather receive a tackle-box than a makeup box.
*'''Deconstructed''':
*'''Reconstructed''':
*'''Parodied''':
*'''Lampshaded''': [[MyNewGiftIsLame "A tackle box...how lovely."]]
*'''Averted''': Bob doesn't get Alice a gift.
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