Thursday, December 17, 2009
More Than Once Is Once Too Much
Last week a customer came into my store and was telling me all about how her Christmas tree fell over, ornaments and all, and how she had to clean it all up and how all her favorite ornaments were broken in the fall.
"Oh no", I tell her. "I can completely sympathise," I say. "That happened to me once."
I then tell her, "You really have to tie the tree up every year because, you know, the falling over thing can happen at any time."
I continue, "Yeah, and isn't it a shame when you loose special ornaments that you have had forever? It's heart breaking."
Then I say, "I learned my lesson. I bought this hevy duty tree stand. The thing is iron clad and takes good care of my Christmas trees....."
Of course karma loves it when I put my foot in my mouth.
Late Saturday night,(the Saturday night after the conversation with the customer in my store) my daughter and I are having a grand old time putting up that Christmas tree in the picture above. We were laughing, listening to Christmas music, and ooohing and ahhhing over all our favorite ornaments. Just when we are about to wrap it all up and put the finishing touches on the tree........
Do I even need to tell you??
I know you know exactly what happened.
Some of them were thirty years old. One I had just brought them home from Aruba....in bits on my living room floor.
You can't see it in the picture but NOW there is floral wire tied to the tree to both windows on either side.
As I said, more than once is once too much.