Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Awkward Christmas decoration

So it seems someone tried to be clever when it came to decorating their house this Christmas:

But wait - it's not what it seems! Read what the homeowner has to say:

"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 two 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."


  1. LOL! That's hysterical! But I'm not surprised that poor person had to take it down. :-D

  2. Hello Patrice. Sorry for making a comment that is completely unrelated to this post, but I was wondering if you have seen the new Dockers ad that is causing a scandal? I think you would appreciate it, it is not your "typical" clothing ad.
    (I know it doesn't make up for past evils, but it is a step in the right direction)

  3. Yes, you're the third person to email me about that ad. I'm going to copy over the text to my blog as soon as I have a moment. And then I'm going to send an email saying "Good for you!"
    - Patrice

  4. LOL!!

    For some reason, I find myself thinking of Clark Griswald in National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation".

    Good post! A good laugh is always welcome

  5. A homeowner up the road from us put up this exact same "decoration" except the dangling "human" was wearing a blue coat.

    My 12yo dd was the first to spot it as we were traveling into town for piano lessons, a day after a huge snowstorm. She was beside herself with fright and insisting that we go back to help this person. (I hadn't seen the scene as I had been watching the road for the drifts.) Because of the location of the private road and driveway and all that snow, it was difficult to reach the house. My heart was pounding as we approached the house and my children were a little freaked out.

    When I finally reached the driveway, I just couldn't get my brain wrapped around what I was looking at, something just didn't seem right. But I kept thinking, "Oh my! This person has some how hanged themselves! (The way the light cord was situated, it did look like they had hanged themselves.) How am I going to help the children deal with this? How am I going to tell anyone who might be inside the house?" As I studied the scene, it dawned on me...there were no tracks in the snow where the tipped ladder rested against the garage. There was no way this could be real, yet it really did look real. It took awhile to "talk down" my kids.

    Funny? Not so much in my book.

    Merry Christmas,


  6. I think it's hilarious! Going to save the picture to show my husband tonight! But yeah....that decoration also could get REALLy complicated!

  7. Oh dear.
    I did smile...sorry Sarah...I think it's probably better seeing a picture on a computer, I don't know what I would have thought if I drove by!

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