Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scrooge-a-Rooney McPatty

So, walking Rusty Monday night and I was floored by the number of houses that already have their Christmas lights up! Don't they know that technically we are still closer to Halloween than to Christmas? I know that nobody likes to think like that, but it's TRUE! So, me and Russ try to rationalize this absurd behavior. And the only reason we could come up with is that they hired someone to put up their lights. (in some cases it was obvious they did not.) This is becoming much more popular in our neighborhood and I am sure nationwide. With the popularity increase the lighting company has to start booking earlier and earlier. Dare I say into the middle of November. No biggie. Every one has a right to earn a buck. Rusty thought he had me stumped. BUT (!) Just because your lights are up, doesn't mean you have to turn them on. Enjoy the holidays when it is time to enjoy the holidays. Pull a Clark Griswold November 28th. You should. At THAT time it will be Christmas. Hold off the 8 days okay? Just walk out, right now, and unplug the lights. Reduce your carbon footprint as they say. So, Touche, Ba Hum Bug, and Happy Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Poulsen Family said...

Amen sister!

Karlenn said...

I know! I was just noticing that myself! Though part of me is wondering if I should hang up the lights right now, while it's warm outside, and not plug 'em in until after Thanksgiving. I keep thinking I need to take advantage of this fantastic weather... P.S. - the word verification thing under this is "potti." Hahahaha!!

The Empey Fam! said...

haha you crack me up!!!

Kara & Levi said...

Haha I'm setting my Christmas stuff up this weekend, but I love doing it the weekend before Thanksgiving just cause we're leaving down for Turkey day. I also had Levi set the Christmas lights up today but only because the weather is so nice and I don't want him to slip off a snowy/icey one story roof and die!!!! I know I'm totally justifying everything but I just enjoy to have everything up and ready by midnight of Thanksgiving! Hahaha