Denglish 76: My German Wife Appreciates Complimentary Swag

Back in early 2012, one of my bosses took a trip to Disneyland with his family. When he returned, he gave each employee a giant coffee mug painted in the likeness of a Disney character. He had Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, the Chesire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and Goofy from every Disney cartoon requiring a functionally retarded dog to fall down and say “Ah-hyuck!”

I, however, received Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. I loved it! The giant eyeball was just my kind of creepy, and I liked its sickly shade of green. I liked it so much, in fact, I took it home so I could show it to my wife. “Isn’t this cool?” I exclaimed. “Look at the giant eye and sharp teeth! It’s the perfect mug for me, don’t you think?” To which she replied…

THE WIFE: “I like for-free shit.”

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      1. Oh I just noticed *tell* was missing.
        But yes you are right. On the other hand, if you find something that is really, really ‘kitschig’ then it is a very cool thing to have. :)

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  1. Hah, I think I said before that I like your wife. She sure has her priorities straight. It could have been the ugliest, most disgusting (and not in a nice, Mike-like way) mug, as long as it is for free – what’s not to love?!

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