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To buy my MIL a goat for Christmas?

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deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:30:16

My MIL, DM reader, will probably vote BNP "because they talk sense about immigration"- is not my favourite person, for reasons too numerous to go into.
For Xmas, dh normally gives her either a M & S voucher for about £50 or a bottle of Chanel.
I am tempted to suggest we buy her a goat, or some other Oxfam-inspired charitable gift.
Is that very very bad of me?

Vallhala Fri 30-Oct-09 20:34:36

ROTFL deaddei!

My only objection would be on animal welfare grounds but even so, I can see why you're tempte d.

I take it that this would go hand-in-hand with a year's subscription to Socialist Worker and tickets to the MOBO Awards?

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:35:36

And I thought a vulva necklace too...I'm happy to push the boat out here!!!

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:37:08

And I obviously mean a goat to go to some farflung African nation, to help the poor buggers she wants to repatriate.
Although, the idea of one in her manicured back garden is quite funny....

mmrred Fri 30-Oct-09 20:37:47

Goats are a bugger to gift-wrap, though. grin
What about the condoms on the Oxfam site? She'll like that.

crokky Fri 30-Oct-09 20:38:08

It is not very bad of you to think about it and have a laugh, but I think you should be the bigger person and give her the M&S vouchers. Try and talk her out of voting BNP though!

Meglet Fri 30-Oct-09 20:38:34

Good idea!

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:38:44

Well she is a Catholic with 10 children.....bit late for that!

crokky Fri 30-Oct-09 20:38:51

What I meant is that someone like her will obv not be happy to receive a goat, so just keep her happy with her M&S vouchers.

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:40:15

Crokky- I don't want to keep her happy.
She is a vile woman.

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 30-Oct-09 20:40:45

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Vallhala Fri 30-Oct-09 20:41:13

I got what you meant deaddei.

How about geese for her manicured garden? Goose poo makes a wonderful mess!

But a vulva necklace... what? I know the meaning of both words, but have never heard them in the same sentence! Tell me more - might be just the thing for my dreadful (thankfully estranged from me although sadly not from my father) step-mother!

RustyBat Fri 30-Oct-09 20:41:52

I bought my SIL a goat one year when she'd been particularly annoying (giving homeopathic remedies to my DC without telling me) I thought that if she liked virtual medicines so much, I'd give her a virtual present....

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:42:50

Valhalla- look on the vulva thread on chat.
It's the funniest thing on MN!!

LynetteScavo Fri 30-Oct-09 20:43:23

I got a loo last year.

DH said "that'll be usefull if we're ever travelling though Africa" hmm

deaddei...I would tell you to go for it, but would be far too scared to do it myself. She sounds scary.

MamaGoblin Fri 30-Oct-09 20:44:09

I'd give her the goat, definitely! It'll do some good and piss off an objectionable woman at the same time, which is what christmas is all about, after all. grin

As for vulva necklace - unless you're in possesion of some very, um, esoteric photographs, you'd have to supply a written description of your MIL's foofoo, and that's surely beyond the remit of a dutiful daughter-in-law?


deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:46:04

Ah, but I could do it as mine, -she'd probably think it very pretty and unusual and wear it on her Per Una cardi when she's lunching with her equally Right wing friends.

Vallhala Fri 30-Oct-09 20:47:41

Now I've seen it all!

Oh my word.... almost speechless!

That could work for the SM. Thank goodness there isn't an option not to have a necklace in the shape of her ass... the cost would be too prohibitive given the amount of material it would take to make one!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Fri 30-Oct-09 20:48:03

ROFL at your MIL wearing your vulva on her cardi. I am seriously tempted...

MamaGoblin Fri 30-Oct-09 20:48:36

You reckon she'll think it's a canna lily or somesuch? Ooh, that's such a tempting idea...

deaddei Fri 30-Oct-09 20:55:43

I could get her a Georgia O'Keefe calendar as well......

girlsyearapart Fri 30-Oct-09 21:05:39

Friend got a goat for another friend of ours wedding present who was being an utter bridezilla and wanted expensive this and that as gifts..

V v v v v v vvv funny. Do it I dare you! grin

Bambinoloveseggbirds Fri 30-Oct-09 21:06:58

Get the goat get the goat get the goat.

Vallhala Fri 30-Oct-09 21:10:39

....For the garden, for the garden, for the garden.

(With some geese, with some geese, with some geese!)

mmrred Fri 30-Oct-09 23:18:07

"3 oxfam goats
2 shitting geese
And a Fanjo on a gold chain"

... sorry, are we not doing carols yet?

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