In Quartz’s wonderful compendium of favorite gifts of movers and shakers, actress Hari Neff said hers was a pineapple a schoolmate gave her many years ago. There’s nothing worse than a bad gift you don’t know what to do with that and you just throw out. You can’t throw out a pineapple.

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