Originally Posted by PharmGeek
We are procrastinators - no pole up yet
I'm with you there! "Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely!" Actually, I do have a desktop-sized Festivus pole, only 18" long, that I will put up once I find it in the vast ocean of clutter that is my dinky office cubicle. It started life as a "revetment pin", an 18" long piece of Ĺ"◊Ĺ" bar stock used to anchor articulated concrete mattress slope paving (a revetment) to protect the Mississippi River levees. I picked it up over 20 years ago while investigating a levee failure, and once it was no longer needed as evidence, I kept it, never realizing that it would bring holiday cheer two decades later.
For the Airing of Grievances portion, a crass tongue-in-cheek observation on the equally crass commercialism of Christmas trees
Christmas trees should be treated like like women…
Wait until the 18th to get one even if you see one you like before then.
Decorate and show them off until the 25th while they're still fresh.
Hang onto them until the 31st even though their glory is fading.
Then put them out to the curb.
The meal portion must consist of me eating crow for the above remark when I apologize to women everywhere, especially the over-31s (those who even admit to being over 29, anyway) who don't feel they're ready to be kicked to the curb.
The Feats of Strength portion will undoubtedly consist of women everywhere administering to me a much-deserved smack-down despite the apology!