Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Help! I've Fallen, and I Can't Get Up!


This story about a Christmas decorating escapade is pretty fun, as told by the creative genius herself:

"Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take the 'fallen fellow' down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take him down.


"First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents, as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

"Second, a 55-year-old lady grabbed the 75-pound ladder and almost killed herself putting it against my house. She didn't realize the display was fake until she climbed to the top. (She was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up into my yard."

Ashton Kutcher-style punking aside, I find it kind of heartwarming (in this day of relative apathy and indifference) that a number of people actually stopped and took an interest in helping the supposed victim. I guess you could call this a testament to the Christmas spirit being alive and well!

15 comments:

Carolyn said...

That is great! I have to send this to my husband.

Thanks for the smile.

Nikki Nichols said...

So hillarious! That made my day, and its only 10 am!!!

Amy said...

I love this! We don't have outlets outside so setting up lights is next to impossible. This is the perfect decorative excuse to not have lights! So doing this... and hoping the police don't ask me to take mine down.
And I love how many people tried to help. So sweet.

McAuliffe Family said...

I love it! Made me laugh.

jen said...

Hilarious. I better NOT send it to my husband.

KC Mom said...

I was not expecting that to be fake at all! I think it's totally funny!

karen said...

I can't believe how real it looks! Very creative.

Nikia, May and da kids said...

OMGosh! This is too funny. I will have to use your idea next Halloween but then again it won't be as show stopping as it was for you because I live at the end of a cul de sac. Good stuff. hope you don't mind if I journey along with you.

May
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Mach Momma said...

I totally fell for it! funny.

Jess said...

So insanely funny, it looks so real too.

Style Artisan said...

Wow...you had me fooled. That is hysterical!!!!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Just wandered in one day - and so glad I did. This is great! Some people are just way more artistic than I when it comes to holiday decorating:)

Kristin

jen said...

oh, that is really funny.
nice to see people with good humor out there, as well as good samaritans!

Karen said...

I laughed out loud!! I am glad some people would stop to help were I to be in a perdictiment.

Great story.

PS - your tree is lovely. We went to fake when we couldn't light up the tree for Christmas eve because of the fire hazard. Nothing like trying to find a tree on the 24th.

Darlene said...

Wow! Did that ever look real. It took me a while to realize that it was fake. Someone really got a great idea there. Too bad it had to be taken down after just two days.

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