We live in a 1200-square-foot condo. We lived in 900 square feet when we got married. It was also a high rise with no patio. And yet somehow I managed to register for a lawn mower and a charcoal grill. I was drunk on the American dream.
Fortunately the lawn mower didn't show up but the grill did! My MIL was kind enough to keep it for a while but we took it back last month. Since then I've had one of these things sitting in our soon-to-be Matrix movie-watching room:
This grill can be yours for the low, low price of $79.99! Or almost $100 when you decide you need to also register for the charcoal starter chimney! Ugh. What was I thinking?!
I'd listed it on craigslist with no takers, not surprising given that it was 40 degrees this week. But Sunday we went out to lunch with my ex-boyfriend's college roomate and friends...though not the ex-boyfriend, haha. Two of the friends got married this summer and we've all attended each others' weddings. We were talking about awful/useless wedding gifts that we've received and the Chief Engineer brought up the silly charcoal grill that was taking up space in our back room. I was bemoaning the fact that no one was buying it when my friend chimed in, "Hey, I'll take it!"
He paid for our lunches and we drove him home to hand over the grill. I am so happy to see that thing gone from our back room!
Now I just have to figure out what to do with the cheeseboard that someone gave us as a wedding gift...to my dairy-allergic husband. Le sigh.
What were your silliest wedding gifts or registry items?
We could've registered for something sensible that we would use, but instead we wasted that one gift on a grill.
Items 192 and 193: a weber kettle grill and charcoal starter.
Total money wasted on stuff we shouldn't have bought/registered for: