12.16.2008

Take THAT, Bah Humbug!

I am my mother's daughter, in many ways. I love Christmas. I love to buy things for others, and I really believe that it is better to give than to receive. I don't wear Christmas sweaters (my mom has one that she wears any time she gets cold, regardless of the season) and I gave up my Christmas socks a very long time ago. I love to decorate my house, inside and out, but I don't cover my front yard in Santas, deer, snowmen, etc. I don't listen to the Christmas station non-stop, but you can find me humming a Christmas song.

My husband is Bah Humbug. I mean, REALLY. Christmas is always interesting in our house, because I'm all jingle bells, trim the tree, ho!ho!ho! and he's all f- this, if another needle falls off that tree I will shove it out the back door, who the hell needs presents anyway?


It's really quite interesting, let me assure you.


Anyway, several years ago at work, an old lady Bah Humbug was in the office directly across the hall from mine. She said she loved Christmas, and even put this stupid motion-sensored wreath on her door that scared the living shit out of me when it would start bouncing against the door and sing The 12 Days of Christmas or whatever. Actually, come to think of it, she decorated her whole office.

But she was still so damn crabby.


While I appreciated her decorating efforts, it drove me crazy to hear her mumbling and grumbling about her clients and 'f- this' and 'what the hell?' that. Not that I am all fa-la-la during this time, because I too get stressed (I am far from done with my Christmas shopping right now-Ack!), but come on.


So here's what I did, and I really urge you to do it sometime, because- Squeee! So.Much.Fun. :


I took all the little papers from my hole-puncher, and everyone else's hole-puncher in the building, and I filled her umbrella with them. She always bitched when it rained, and always grabbed her umbrella. I put it back where I found it, by the back door, and waited.


I actually wasn't there the day she whipped it out and dumped 100,000 teeny tiny circles on her head. BUT!!, the next morning, when I got to the office, I saw them all over the ground around the back door, and I laughed until I cried. And a co-worker, whose office was right next to the back door, saw it happen, and said that her reaction was classic-she cussed and yelled and stomped off to her car, covered in those circles.


That morning, when she got to work, I heard her making her way down the hallway to her office, grumbling about something. When she got to her office door, I asked her if she liked her 'snowstorm' the day before. As I tried to keep my giggles in, she walked in her office, slammed the door, setting off her motion-detector wreath.



My hubby being a good sport and letting me photograph him in antlers & a Bah Humbug sign!

7 comments:

whymomdrinksrum.net said...

LMAO....OK that was brilliant! I am so going to have to remember that! LOL.

Tell your hubby he could have it SO much worse. Last year I made mine (and the hubby of the family that was spending Christmas with us) all wearing matching Christmas pajamas.

Oh yes I did!

PS - used my wine last night during cooking and thought of you when I took the cork out!

Hiya, I'm Kristie. said...

That would have been PRICELESS to see!

And your hubby? Even better!

Dynamita said...

I have been really crabby lately, possibly due to some cabin fever but who knows?

This story made me smile quite a lot. I think it would be hilarious if somebody took the time to improve my mood with a mini snowstorm!

Very funny story.

CP said...

OMG I LOVE that! I can't wait to find an opportunity to play this trick on someone. Thanks for the total chuckle!

Hope you are feeling a little better.

alntv said...

That is so awesome! LOL

Chibi said...

The visual is making me laugh so hard I have tears in my eyes! Thanks for the belly-laugh!

Chebbar claims to be The Grinch, but I'm sucking him in a little more every year. You watch: he'll be the one decorating and baking in no time...

Li'l Foot's Mommy said...

Holy cow. THAT. IS. THE. BEST. PRANK. EVER!!!! I so can not wait to pull this one on someone!!! This one might even be better than saran wrap on the toilet seat. She totally deserved it!!!