So, this Christmas, Mike handed me a box with a big smile...
Ear wax candles.
Now, let me give you a little background. A couple of weeks ago, the pastor at our church mentioned ear wax candles in his sermon--basically, they are candles that you stick in your ears and burn from the opposite end, to remove wax from your ears. I have heard of these before, and did in fact suggest trying them...so no, Mike did not sleep on the sofa or spend the day getting the silent treatment. This was not an offensive gift, by any means.
The BEST part of the gift, is the story that came with it. So, Mike went to buy these candles at the store mentioned by pastor Tom. After a few minutes of searching for them, he asked a guy working at the store where he might find them. Here's how it went down:
"Excuse me, I'm looking for ear wax candles?" says Mike to the guy at the store.
"I assume your looking for the candles to remove ear wax and not ones made out of ear wax? says the guy. "Because we have both."
Wow. I actually am shocked that my husband did not pick up one of the human ear wax candles. Instead, he purchased the ear-wax-removing candles and calmly walked out to his car where his head proceeded to explode after laughing hysterically. We think he's going to be okay.