Strange gift

(35 Posts)
omomom Thu 06-Oct-16 22:40:40

Just hoping to get some idea about the gift I have received. Quick background, sent some food to the teachers at my DD's school as part of a celebration. Next day many teachers thanked me in person, expressing their like for that food item.

Today DD handed me a gift that had been passed by her teacher, to say thank you for the food I sent. It's nicely wrapped in tissue paper & ribbon, but upon opening I saw 7-9 chillies ( red and yellow).

I am not sure what to make of it. Is it an omen thing or some exotic chillies,maybe? I feel it's rude ask her what it is for. Any ideas?

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 22:41:57

What food did you send in?
Are they hoping you can make more using the chillis?

Sassypants82 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:42:57

Perhaps she grows them?

allthatnonsense Thu 06-Oct-16 22:43:10

Perhaps she grows them?

AdoraBell Thu 06-Oct-16 22:46:11

Assuming the food was HM teacher thinks you like cooking so did this as a thank you so you can enjoy using them.

Not strange IMO.

WatchingFromTheWings Thu 06-Oct-16 22:46:27

She probably grows them and thought you might be able to use them. Some people give homemade jam or biscuits, some give chillies!

omomom Thu 06-Oct-16 22:47:00

May be she grows them, I agree. Would it be rude to ask?

Sparklesilverglitter Thu 06-Oct-16 22:47:14

She probably grows the chillis and thought it would be nice.

StillMaidOfStars Thu 06-Oct-16 22:47:18

I think that's a really sweet gift. I am a fan of both gifting and receiving interesting food items - the last gift I bought someone was a chunk of honeycomb from a local farm!

She knows you cook. She's gifted you an ingredient. I like it.

Ohyesiam Thu 06-Oct-16 22:49:24

Seems like a nice present to me.

Am really curious what food you sent in??

omomom Thu 06-Oct-16 22:49:56

I never said that I disliked the gift. I have given & received food item but all i wanted to know was if this is an omen thing? Like am I ok to cook it or are they for any other purpose?

Sparklesilverglitter Thu 06-Oct-16 22:51:02

I think you was given them to use however you like

ChuckBiscuits Thu 06-Oct-16 22:51:28

An omen?

Good grief. Do you read the daily mail by any chance?

StStrattersOfMN Thu 06-Oct-16 22:51:39

I'm intrigued by the sort of omen a handful of chillies could portend. Volcanic ring of fire?

omomom Thu 06-Oct-16 22:54:01

In Hinduism the chillies left hanging with a lemon at the door is supposed to ward off evil eye. Like wise in some beliefs chillies kept in a oil jar brings good luck. I was just checking before I used them in cooking.

SuckingEggs Thu 06-Oct-16 22:54:12

Ask her how she uses them. My omen is: curry! 😋

Chocolateiloveyou28 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:55:44

she knows you cook. She's gifted you an ingredient <-- its as simple as that.

You've been gifted some chillis she's grown to use how you wish

Chocolateiloveyou28 Thu 06-Oct-16 22:56:24

My Mum grows different things and often takes some for the librarian when she takes her books back. Just to be used not for an omen

WatchingFromTheWings Thu 06-Oct-16 22:59:47

Try making a chilli jam/relish? You could gift her a jar back!

Foxysoxy01 Thu 06-Oct-16 23:00:57

You could make her some chilli jam with them. It's lovely with pork and also nice to spice up veggies.

StillMaidOfStars Thu 06-Oct-16 23:05:27

It's quite clever really. I reckon she liked your cooking so much, she's obligated you to provide her with more food....

Oysterbabe Thu 06-Oct-16 23:07:45

Ah I've heard of this. It means in the next 7 days some scary Japanese woman will crawl out of your TV and shove chillis up your arse.

Lorelei76 Thu 06-Oct-16 23:14:55

Oh OP this did make me laugh! Is there any other food item that you would have seen as an omen? I mean if you research it, there's probably loads of stuff around it but I can't believe you thought of it at all.

I don't like chillies but my first thought woukd def be food rather than omen!

Lorelei76 Thu 06-Oct-16 23:16:17

Oh and I don't find it a strange gift, just a foodie one
Now wondering what you'd think if she gave you garlic...hopefully you wouldn't worry about a local vampire invasion....

SmallBee Thu 06-Oct-16 23:18:52

Oyster! I just woke up DS I was laughing so hard!

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