Entries Tagged as 'holiday spirit'
Our submitter in Townsville, Australia says that Christmas decorating season is in full swing.Unfortunately, all those strings of lights have set off a string of front-yard vandalism as well. And in Townsville, people take their Christmas lights seriously.
In the spirit of the season, one disgruntled resident has added this sign to his decor. “I’m not sure how the choice profanity will go down with hundreds of cars full of children passing by every night,” she writes. (Please note that our submitter has pre-censored the profanity from the photo, in deference to our readers’ delicate sensibilities.)
Meanwhile, in Michigan, I think this local news headline says it all:
Beheaded Mickey Mouse Christmas decoration leaves Davison resident upset, children scared
Well, in any case, it says considerably more than the accompanying photo of this terrifying scene:
My favorite quote from the article:
“She was able to sew Mickey back together and use some Gorilla tape to patch up the gingerbread man, but some of her children’s innocence has been lost.”
related: Decor-nappings of Christmases past
extra credit: “Queenslander risks death for killer Christmas light display” [abc news brisbane]
Tags: Australia · Christmas · holiday spirit · stealing · the F word · Won't somebody think of the children?
Writes Derek from Ohio: “I found this on an anthropological blog I follow and thought it would fit great on your site.” I agree, Derek, I agree!
related: No candy go away!
extra credit: Do I have to give candy to poor kids? [slate.com]
Tags: casual sexism · Halloween
September 21st, 2014 · 92 Comments
Sue in Northbrook, Illinois says that some 10 months after tricking her 6-year-old daughter with Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy” challenge, little Mia remembered the prank and, with a renewed sense of outrage, stormed off to express her anger in note form.
Mia’s mom notes that she’s normally referred to as “Mommy” by her daughter (and by her friends as “Sue”), so she knew she was in trouble when she saw this missive addressed to “Susan.”
related: The Parent Tax
Tags: candy · Chicago · Halloween · kids · Mother-daughter notes
Writes Joshua in Salt Lake City: “This past year I’ve been trying to lose weight. It’s been up and down. Apparently my mother knows that.”
related: Mom is my favorite passive-aggressive Valentine
Tags: heart · hey fatty · Mother-son notes · Salt Lake City · signed with love · Valentine's Day · xoxo
Writing Persephone in New Hampshire: “My father and I have a habit of snatching the Christmas cookies. I guess this year my mom had had enough.”
P.S. Yes, Stieg Larsson is Swedish…but titling this post “Blood on Snow” just seemed a little too dark.
related: Mad Santa
Tags: Christmas · Moms & Dads · touching
Writes Siegrin in California: “My friend started teaching at a new school this year and received this note from one of her (fifth-grade) students on the last day before the holiday break. It’s almost as uplifting as the doughnut she received from her fellow teacher, along with a note that read, ‘If you’re watching your weight, feel free to not eat the doughnut.”
related: You’re a good student, but not my best speller
Tags: California · Christmas · just being honest · schools & teachers
Writes our submitter from Portland, Oregon: “People steal out of the fridge all the time, so I’m not sure why someone thought money would be safe taped to barbecue sauce.”
related: I hope you…
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · money · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · stealing
Writes our submitter in Washington state: “Shortly after our holiday party signup sheet was posted, this gentle reminder appeared, taped over the word ‘potluck.’ So far, no one has been brave enough to sign up for anything.”
(Because, you know, the best kind of potluck is six bags of chips, three plates of cookies, a one liter bottle of soda, and some plastic forks.)
related: THE POTLUCK THEME IS MONGOLIA[N] BBQ!!!!!
extra credit: Potluck fear and loathing [latimes.com]
Tags: holiday spirit · most popular notes of 2013 · obnoxious definition · office cop · party planning committee
Shortly after Denver’s first snowfall of the season, Sharon looked out her window to see her neighbor making a snowman. “I thought he was doing something cute for his girlfriend. Who knew it was actually a frosty political statement about the cold evils of capitalism?”
related: Drivers of Walmart
Tags: holiday spirit
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but as Rachel in Victoria, B.C. noticed, nativity scenes are already becoming crime scenes.
related: Baby Jesus is AWOL
Tags: British Columbia · Christmas · Jesus · most popular notes of 2013 · stealing · warning