Tuesday, December 08, 2009

To Decorate, or Not to Decorate...

Last night on the way to the Jazz game, my roommate and I were discussing the issue of whether to decorate for Christmas.  Because, you know, being bachelors and all, we can kind of get away with flying under the radar on such things.

Well, after checking my e-mail this morning, I'm thinking we probably shouldn't bother, cause somebody has us beat big time.  One of my students forwarded me the following picture...

Here is the text that accompanies the photo:

Well, there is good news and bad news about my Christmas decorations this year.
Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it 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 almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it 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 my yard.
Kind of feel like I gave in to the  man by taking him down but my neighbor did confirm to near miss accidents on the busy street next to my house. I think I made him too real this tim.

So it was fun while it lasted!
Merry Christmas!