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All I Want for Christmas
Judy Money of Council Bluffs, Iowa, got an ornate box from her brother for Christmas. When she opened the package the box was broken, so she took it to the local Walmart for a refund. “No. No, you didn’t!” shouted her brother Marvin Tippery when he found out. “Your sister was in there!” Their sister had died two weeks before Christmas, and the box contained a portion of her ashes. Money rushed back to the Walmart, but the store had thrown the broken box away. Three days later, the ashes were found at a local landfill. (Omaha World Herald) ...Just the sort of present the phrase “no, really — you shouldn’t have” was made for.
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