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Or is this the vilest picture ever

(54 Posts)

and what the fuck do I do with it?

My cleaner just brought us a picture back from her holiday back home in Lithuania. I have put a photo on my profile page, but it doesn't quite capture the full horror in all it's, er, 'vibrancy'.

It's not just the picture itself, it's the little glass bead type things attached to it, adding texture and a bit of a sparkly effect.

She is lovely and I can't hurt her feelings but I cannot fathom what possessed her to think this would go in our house, let's just say it doesn't exactly fit the decor. She is here every week so we have to have it on display somewhere. But oh. my. god. I cannot look at that every day.

If someone comes on here and tells me this is a great piece of Lithuanian artistic heritage I will feel suitably ashamed and that IABU. But I won't change my opinion off the bloody picture. It is hideous.

where do I put it?

SPBisResisting Fri 06-Sep-13 16:27:51

You may have to stage a burglary

Thumbwitch Fri 06-Sep-13 16:28:14

Well it's not lovely. But I've seen many FAAAARRRR worse than that. What do you do with it? Dunno - hang it in the loo, maybe?

SPBisResisting Fri 06-Sep-13 16:28:19

erm...just a thought, no chance your cleaner is an MNer?

kelda Fri 06-Sep-13 16:28:30

grin at your predicament. It's not that bad!

<not helpful at all>

No risk she is a mumsnetter, she doesn't really speak much english.

It really is bad, I promise you. It's bright bloody orange.

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 16:30:54

umm- I like it blush how big is it? I like pictures with ships/boats for some reason.

Isildur Fri 06-Sep-13 16:31:35

Do you have a small child?

You could hang it in their room and tell the cleaner how much the child loves sailing ships. And geology.

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 16:32:07

could you put it in your bedroom but just on the day she is due to come in? take it down and hide it the other days?

and it isn't small - it's about 20 inches wide....

and the picture doesn't show the very big gold frame.

Souredstones Fri 06-Sep-13 16:32:36

Throw it away and tell her your mother fell in love with it so you have given it to her or throw it away and say you took it into work to put up

CocacolaMum Fri 06-Sep-13 16:34:13

Its not something I would buy myself but I don't dislike it either? how lovely of her to bring you a gift

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 16:34:15

oh that is big! plus a gold frame! did she bring one back for all her clients? that will have been a heavy suitcase!

LazyMonkeyButler Fri 06-Sep-13 16:34:29

Ahh, the stone leaves which actually look like scabs. Priceless art, that.

I wouldn't particularly want to hang it in my house either TBH.

Kind of her to buy you a gift though grin.

SoupDragon Fri 06-Sep-13 16:34:35

It is a great piece of Lithuanian artistic heritage! shock You ought to be ashamed of yourself. angry

CocacolaMum Fri 06-Sep-13 16:34:57

LOL 20" hmm maybe not then. eeps that must have weighed a bit!

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Fri 06-Sep-13 16:36:28

I rather like it grin

<helpful>

Isildur Fri 06-Sep-13 16:38:30

Aha - actually I reckon your cleaner is pulling a master stroke!

She's re-gifting! grin No way would anyone lug that home from a holiday as a gift.

Not the worse thing I've seen.

Can you hang it in a room that doesn't get used very much or tuck it in to a corner of a wall and say that you was worried about it getting damaged so have placed it somewhere safe?

roseblanche Fri 06-Sep-13 16:40:08

I don't suppose she has done it for a wind-up? I started doing this to my sister, buying the worst possible bit of old tat back from my hols as a present for her. Took her a while to catch on....we now try and outdo each other with the 'best' find. Your picture would be a winner

It is kind of her to get us something. We sort of started it last year, getting her something from our holidays (but just chocolate). I know I sound very ungrateful but I did my best to sound enthusiastic and appreciative when she actually gave it to me.

I think we are the only client she actually ever meets because everyone else is out at work all day and I was on Mat leave and we often work from home on Fridays. She loves DD, I think it kind of cheers her up, must be pretty miserable just showing up to empty houses and offices, cleaning and never seeing anyone or even getting a thanks.

I think it needs a home that it can be removed from easily each Friday and returned to each Thursday.

FruOla Fri 06-Sep-13 16:42:59

Does your DD like it? Would she like the picture in her bedroom?

Your cleaner clearly hates you.

DD too little to really 'like' anything (15 months) but yes, I think maybe that is the place for it.

HumphreyCobbler Fri 06-Sep-13 16:46:01

It is pretty annoying to be given a picture. I would be horrified to OP. I would still put it up somewhere though, whilst inwardly fuming.

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