By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is the worst gift you have ever received and why?

Zoey Maher 
Age: 23
Hometown: Seymour, Indiana
Major: Sports Medicine

 “I would have to say flowers. I absolutely hate flowers because there’s no point to them, like, at all. They just die after a few days and they’re super expensive too. Plus I’m allergic to pollen so maybe that has something to do with it.”

Elizabeth Najera
Age: 19
Hometown: Kihei, Hawaiʻi
Major: Elementary Education

 “For my high school graduation I remember getting a pillow from my family. I seriously thought it was a joke at first since they were laughing about it, but it wasn’t a joke, they just thought it was funny.”

Carson Hundley
Age: 20
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Major: Liberal Arts

 “I think the worst gift I’ve ever gotten was a pair of socks. Normally I’d be fine with it, but my brother got an X-box so I was pretty upset.”

Connor Nakamura
Age: 20
Hometown: ʻĀina Haina, Hawaiʻi
Major: Liberal Arts

 “I don’t get a whole lot of gifts since my family pretty much shares everything, but one time I got a Lego set from my friend and it was pretty bad. It was one of those off-brand ones that don’t even fit right so I couldn’t do anything with it.”

Travis Ryan 
Age: 21
Hometown: Pearl City, Hawaiʻi
Major: Undecided

 “I got a pretty shitty anime hoodie from an ex. The characters were from a different show than the title that was on it so I couldn’t even wear it without looking dumb. Like, if you’re gonna buy someone a gift you don’t know about, then ask around first or something.”