Sometimes the blog followers like to spout off… get something off of their chest. Today is one of those days about the people who decorate their vehicles for Christmas.
The Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, ushers in two specific events.
The first is opening day for parents to blow every last dollar they’ve earned on gifts that will likely end up in the corner of a toy box or on Ebay. The second is the signal for Gentiles everywhere to begin their displays of appreciation for the impending holiday season.
One day I saw the strangest thing… I guess people started thinking it wasn’t Christmas unless their cars looked like a tree ornament. At first it was the Christmas wreath on the grill of the Dodge Caravan with the suburban mom in her tacky Christmas sweater behind the wheel. All too soon her decorations became just as tacky as her attire. Or how about the dreadful antlers on the roof and red nose on the grill? You have to feel sorry for the poor deer who, thinking he finally landed a date for the evening, discovers he just mounted a Honda Civic!
Talk about a bunch of jagoffs…if you participate in this holiday ritual to your vehicles, guess what? You are a Christmas jagoff…
Do you agree or disagree? Comment below.
Thanks to Kathleen Hopay from Nevada for the rant…we just saved her another month of high blood pressure medication. Follow her on Twitter @Season4357.
Yep… you read that right!! A business owner was annoyed by the Salvation Army bell ringing.
The Salvation Army was contacted today, after a business owner in the plaza complained that he was annoyed by the constant ringing of the brass bell by a Salvation Army volunteer in front of the nearby Big Lots Store.
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Really? That’s like saying you’re annoyed by the radio stations that have already gone 100% Christmas Music Format. Wait…. I’m annoyed by that so its not a good example. But being offended by the Sally-bell ringing?
OK, I’ll give ya that fact that not all of their trumpet players are Louis Armstrong cadets but, even those people aren’t ANNOYING. You just simply appreciate the fact that they are standing out in the cold trying to be that lucky bucket operator that someone sneaks up and drops a family heirloom diamond ring into. You also simply appreciate that there’s no tongue or lip meat stuck to the trumpet mouthpiece when its REALLY cold out. But ANNOYED?
Wouldn’t it be fun to take the “dinger” out of the bell, dress as zombie Sally-bell ringer and stand in front of this guy’s business window, shaking a non-ringing bell… while staring with a “Is THIS quiet enough for you?” wide-eyed look into his store! And then maybe get a whole bunch of zombie Sally-bell ringers and do a silent hand-bell choir. I guarantee he’ll be freaked out enough to donate AND ask for the bells to start again!
Hey Mr. Chairperson of the BITTER BUSINESS BUREAU.. (see how I did that there? Top shelf humor here), maybe instead of saying you were so ANNOYED by the bell volunteer-fundraising bell ringing and making them stop, you could have dropped $2,000 into the bucket and said, “ok.. you’re good for a couple of hours… come on inside, take the load off of your feet, take your coat off, warm up and have a cup of coffee,” Ya Jagoff!!!!!
Thanks to @douglasderda for forwarding this story over and being our Honorary Jagoff Catcher! Much appreciated.
I watched the Steelers lose and get bad news that might mean they are going to continue to lose. I watched the Pirates lose the 3rd of three games that, if they were going to lose any, these would be the 3 worst ones to lose. But then it got worse!!!
I received a text from my buddy Dan with news even WORSE than the Steelers’ future…. I had missed Grandparents Day!!! Oh God! The pressure!!!
I can’t tell which one is worse… the pressure that the Pirates seems stuck.. the pressure that we are really gonna struggle through Steelers season OR, do I call my kids’ grandparents and tell them that I’m sorry I missed Grandparents Day or, like me, do they have NO CLUE that it was Grandprents Day and, therefore, calling them would make them aware and…. since they are already ticked off about the Pirates and Steelers losing, they give me the “Yeah…. thought we might see the kids today… even for a little bit. We don’t get to see them too often anymore!“
URGH… the pressure!!!
So what are YOU today..”Haley Haters” ”Hurdle Haters” and “Hallmark Haters” (for making up these phony Greeting Card holidays that guilt people into buying there stuff)?
The Steelers may have to take a page from the Pirates fans over the past few years….
And since I refuse to get on Haley or Hurdle…cuz they know more about what they’re doing than I know about what they’re doing, I’m getting out of this by blaming Hallmark.
Hey Hallmark, we call your “Grandparents Day” and raise you to a “City of Pittsburgh is Closed Because The Pirates and Steelers Lost In Horribly Sick and Sad Fashion Despite Me Wearing My Steelers/Pirates Game-Day Party Jersey To Church Day!” And, since my kids’ grandparents don’t understand the concept of photo shop, I’m gonna show them the photo above and tell them that I missed seeing them on “Grandparents Day” because they closed the City. Put a gold, circular sticker on THAT, Ya Jagoffs!!