Weekend Threesome – 12/5/21

‘Tis the season for giving, and The Nest has a trio of early presents for you in this Sunday’s Weekend Threesome!  Sorry, but I didn’t save any of the receipts…

Another ad on Mecca Radio that I hear several times a night has caught my ear in a couple of head slapping ways.  It’s for our protection policy that can be purchased with any new phone, and the commercial starts with a few holiday themed scenarios where one may “accidentally” damage their smartphone when they shouldn’t have it out in the first place….. like (I am NOT making this up) while having a snowball fight!

I can’t imagine this was an issue back in Rockwell’s day.

While there’s nothing morally wrong with Mecca taking advantage of criminally stupid people, as a smartphone hater, it irritates me that such a problem exists to even have ads like that in the first place.  But even more WTF inducing is the line it ends on…

“Protect it today
Enjoy it for years!”

Given that cellphones in this day and age are already ticking time bombs of obsolescence from the very moment they’re activated…. who exactly is going to “enjoy” their smartphone “for years” even if it doesn’t get pelted by your bratty cousin with a snowball?

Maybe I do! Trading up is so overrated!

While going through the answers other Share Your World players gave to my questions this past week, I really enjoyed the one Julz provided to the alternative snack for Santa query.  She said her family never put milk out for Santa, but rather a beer or glass of Scotch instead!  This cracked me up because it’s just the kind of oddball thing my family would have done if it weren’t for the fact that my parents rarely drank alcohol (or that my Dad usually had to work that night anyway)…

Overnight secutiry guards don’t get holidays.

And it made me wish I’d asked for any offbeat holiday traditions in the family as Santa’s question instead!  I certainly had one I could relate… and those who’ve followed my blog for a while probably already know what it is, as it used be (and kinda still is) a running gag here.

My Mom never bought gift boxes.  If something couldn’t be just wrapped, it got put into some other empty box in the house and that was wrapped.  The boxes my Dad’s syringes came in (he was diabetic) were a frequently used impromptu gift box.  But with five females in the house, there was another box that got emptied a lot, and it was a virtual lock somebody was getting a gift inside of one each and every Christmas morning…

Take care not to get toxic shock syndrome from your gift!

So for those not in the know, whenever you see me joke about putting things in tampon boxes on my blog, now you’ll know you can thank my Mom’s wacky holiday tradition for that reference!

Friday was the first walk I got in since Thanksgiving (and I was very thankful for the days off where it was in the low 70’s each day!), and I made sure to bring my camera along because I was curious if this guy….

Had gotten a makeover yet.

Yep….

Santa could use more milk and cookies… and scotch.

I hope they keep it up for Valentine’s Day and dress him up as Cupid…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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26 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 12/5/21

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Funny! I love the dressed up skeleton! It’s kind of like the bush here in town they decorate funny for every holiday.
    Guess I’m like your mom, in that I’ve always used whatever box I could find to put a gift in. I’ll go through the cabinets finding what box size I need. The family always got a laugh. 🙂

  2. Kismet says:

    A Secutiry guard has no legal power.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    I loved that painting – not so sure about the skeletons in a Santa outfit. Could give the kids nightmares!

  4. draliman says:

    Yep, stick a Santa hat on a huge skeleton and suddenly all the kids are sitting in his lap…

  5. Gotta admire the neighbors with the “all purpose” skeleton. Looks like he forgot his pants – the suspenders are there but no pants. Oh well……’Tis the season to be naked, fa la la la la, etc.

    Pam

  6. The HalloThanksChristmas Skeleton is perfect. Those folks know how to keep the “spirit’ around all year, ignoring what actual holiday it might be. Very clever. And just FYI, there’ll be a share of your unsaid question about the boxes in this week’s SYW. I was going to do a ‘bloggers’ questions (I’ve got about three) one, so you make #4. You’ll get the credit and all! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Is that t-shirt supposed to say charcuterie? 😉

  8. Rivergirl says:

    Omg, skeleton Santa is a riot!

  9. What an interesting combination of Halloween and Christmas you neighbor has.

  10. randomlyerin says:

    My husband “wrapped” my gifts in empty cracker and snack boxes one year so I wouldn’t find them in his apartment.

    • That wouldn’t work for me, because I’d accidentally find them….

      • randomlyerin says:

        One of my exes and his brother would play a game called “who can be the King of Obnoxious” when wrapping gifts. The one year someone used old business cards and duct tape to wrap a cardboard box you’d use for jewelry. Inside was a gift card. The outside got to be the size of a brick.

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