Dec 17, 2007

Even More Xmas Spirit

I hate to fire another salvo in the Christmas decoration battles, but I wanted to show my contribution to our decorating. I put up this star on the front door. All by myself. Sure Mrs. Sneed told me to get it out of the shed and put it up and then told me that the cord looked ridiculous, but I affixed it to the door and plugged it in. She's a beauty, isn't she?

I may not decorate for Christmas or even have any real Christmas spirit, but I had the most difficult Christmas task of all today. Mrs. Sneed made me go find a gift for Cletus Sneed, homeless guy.

What do you get a guy that has nothing and sells everything you give him? I opted for clothes, which I'm sure will not be to his liking, but that's not my problem. It's the damn thought anyway.

I also went to the restaurant where we are getting our food for the Christmas Eve party. Like most occasions we will be having Mexican food. The guy gave me a great deal, about half the cost of last year. Go figure. They kind of charge whatever occurs to them. This year I got a guy who was feeling generous.

Someone and I not saying it was Kurt, made a smark-alecky remark the other day about my potential career in the exciting field of retail hardware. I believe the exact comment was, "I knew retirement wouldn't last."

I resent the implication that I don't have what it takes to be completely idle. I believe that these past six months have proven that I could be totally useless, if I chose to be. But I don't.

I may not get to make the choice though. According to the manager of the store, she was going to call me today, should I be selected for this coveted position. She didn't call. There are a lot of reasons that might have prevented her from calling me. Reasons that aren't prefaced by the thought, "I'm not hiring that freak". Good reasons. Solid reasons.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Squirrel said...

Hmmmm You're decorating the outside of your house with lights eh? Well I just got back from decorating my entire village and I built a lighty up robot decoration too.

Anonymous said...

Uh, I'm with the lovely Mrs. Sneed on that cord, Merle.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I'm with Merle on the cord--cords are difficult to deal with!

Steve said...

I love that star, cord and all. It looks great with the desert motif on the door! Reminds me of those black, black desert nights.

Clothes are a good choice for Cletus, I think. And as for that hardware woman, well, if she doesn't hire you it's her loss. (Maybe she doesn't want her hardware store to become blog fodder!)

Julia said...

But aren't Christmas decorations supposed to be at least a little ridiculous? I know I would never decorate with fake electrical candles in March, only Christmas.

I love your door. I would like something like that, but I'd have to have a pineapple to make it more regionally appropriate.

Kurt said...

Your front door is kind of festive in itself. The star is nice too.