Friday, April 17, 2009

You can stop decking those halls now..

Time to admit something. I have a thing.. kind of a pet peeve if you will.

I don't like when people turn their Christmas lights on before Thanksgiving. I think it's important to remember Thanksgiving and I don't want to rush Christmas. But this pet peeve is two fold..

After Christmas, okay I will even give you until New Years Eve.. those lights and decorations need to come down. They just do. I get that some people just can't let Christmas go, but when I am driving around and see Christmas lights on houses in late January it annoys me. Then February rolls around and there are always a few stragglers that were too lazy in January to take them down, so they keep them up and call them Valentines lights. This is so odd to me. But I think I'm pretty tolerant, I only yell from inside my car for them to take down the lights.

Well I know it snowed in Utah a couple days ago, but I'm pretty sure this doesn't mean it's still Christmas time. I believe it's Spring, and I believe it's April. What I don't believe is after running to the grocery store late last night that I came across this house..

I screeched to a stop. Sat there looking, wondering if I was a bit tired and was just seeing things. Took a closer look and they were definitely Christmas lights. What could the reason possibly be? Why are these people celebrating Spring in such an odd way? Is it..

01. a weird joke? (I'm not laughing)
02. They spent a lot of time putting them up and want to enjoy them through the whole year?
03. They lost a bet?
04. I'm taking crazy pills and Christmas is coming twice this year?

Whatever the reason, I don't care. It may be time Bob and I go on a little reconnaissance mission. Operation Easter Bunny takes down Santa is about to commence.


Anonymous said...

Caity - Caity - you are too funny! Thanks for making me laugh today! Don't get caught by the law:) on the other hand maybe you have stumbled upon a new line of work - some people may pay you to take down their lights?? You never know!
Have a great weekend!


Jess said...

TOOOOO MUCH! I need to join operation Easter Bunny!

Peggy said...


MODsquad said...

Ha! Hilarious!! I feel your pain!

P.S. said...

In our neighborhood you can get fined for leaving your lights up! You should leave a letter telling them you will fine them if they don't take them down.

rYLeE & KaTiE said...

I will join this cause as well... I was always the person on January 1st prodding my dad to take our lights down ASAP!

Funny, funny post!

melissa said...

OH Heck! I am with you on this. If you're not going to remove them, don't put them up!! We have neighbors who just took theirs down. Luckily they haven't lit them up all this time.

Don't they know they're just wasting electricity anyway?

jane said...

You crack me up!!

Kim said...

This is my BIGGEST pet peeve of all!!!! I can't stand Christmas lights/decorations by Christmas Night let alone in April!!!! I have a neighbor who keeps her tree lit, in her window until June!!!!!! I want to shoot bb's at it.

n a t s u m i said...

Ha ha.. I guess they are not expecting to be Spring..

Lindsey said...

I'm with you 100%