i was given a really HORRIBLE present and it has made me really down. not just because it?s SO awful, but because the person who bought it has known me for more than half my life and is supposed to be family. it?s not a one off, either, and i think the cumulative effect is getting to me. i just wonder if they really thought i would like them? REALLY? the more i think, the more upsetting it is. for the record, they are handknitted beige chunky slippers with PINK (shudder) bits, furry edging, thick soles. they are so far from my style and colour that they might as well be on that new planet they found the other week. they are lovely people. honest.