My 15-year old son and I were doing some “stuffing stockers” (his malapropism) shopping around our town and enjoying a couple of Dunkin’ Donuts best. We hit the usual places; Colonie Center, Crossgates, Wal-Marts and others to find the perfect gag gifts for the stockings on Christmas morning. We found a few things and were heading home when he had an epiphany on Christmas and the new inflatable Christmas ornaments we’ve been seeing on some folks lawns. He said; “ It looks like a Christmas decoration battlefield”. I sputtered “What?”…He continued; “When they’re all deflated and laying on the ground it looks like casualties.”
He was right; it looked like the first salvo had apparently taken out Frosty, Santa, the Grinch and Rudolph with a direct hit. Snowball shrapnel and blank nylon faces were everywhere.
Over on the next lawn we saw what was left of the Seven Dwarves, Tigger and Pooh looking deflated and abject. Oh the tragedy, Mickey and Minnie were big-ears down for the count and Goofy was just flailing in the breeze.
Some snowmen were still in mano-a–mano combat and the casualties were piling up.
At the end when as they were playing “retreat” on the bugle it had a faint hint of a “Jingle Bells” beat going on. Guess it was just the egg-nog……
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