Apparently we picked a popular day to go because it seemed reminiscent of my Black Friday experiences. While there was no running or ripping open glass display cases, people were not in the best mood. It can get a little testy picking out the perfect Christmas Tree. The biggest challenge seems to be standing with a tree long enough to let the stupid branches fall to see if it is full enough. When someone did find a nice tree they would suddenly have 5 people ask them if they were going to buy it.
"No, I don't think I will buy this perfectly shaped tree that I stood with for 20 minutes while the branches dropped. Why don't you take it so you can cut out the tedious work. I'll head back over to the huge pile of trees to try and find another one."
I mean are people really that stupid?
It was tough work finding a
After we got the
She comes out and was like 'what is that, it looks awful.' "Why did you get clear lights?"
This is where my palm met my face. "Really, I don't think I could confirm the fact that you wanted clear lights any more."
These were her exact words, "Oh, I wanted clear lights sprinkled throughout the tree and colored lights at the bottom." Maybe you all can clear up my misunderstanding from what I described above.
So there I was trying to figure out the Christmas light origami to get the stupid clear lights back on the plastic clips and into the box.
Back to Lowes. "Sir, is there anything wrong with these lights?" "No, I just apparently don't understand the English language as my wife sees it and I though clear meant clear lights, not colored lights." All I got from the girl was a puzzled look. Oh well, the great light caper was finally over.
Here are some long awaited pics from the tree pickin':
Let me tell you how easy it is to traipse through piles of trees with a Brother strapped to your back.
Peach in her 'elf' baby legs.
I think we finally ended up with this one.