Yesterday O was accused of being anti-Christmas in the office! Why? Well, a colleague had brought in a turkey (I guess a cuddly toy and not a real one!) that said Merry Christmas every time somebody touched it… It was standing very close to O’s cubicle (by the entrance to the open-space office) and every time somebody walked past, they had to touch the turkey! He told me that there are 15 engineers working in his office (he is not an engineer) and they walk in and out 10-15 times a day…
In the afternoon he was really fed up with the bloody turkey and hid it, before he went to the so-called shop floor (i.e the factory) – when he came back somebody had found the toy and it was back wishing everybody a Merry Christmas every 5 minutes. This time O decided to remove the batteries and hide the turkey in his own drawer… The woman responsible for bringing this nuisance to the office came up to him and confronted him – had he taken the turkey? O felt forced to give her back the toy, of course she noticed that the batteries were missing and he had to hand them over as well. Her comment was: You are so anti-Christmas!
Poor O, he’s just anti-turkeys-that-wish-people-Merry-Christmas-every-5-minutes-when-he-is-trying-to-work… 🙂
Speaking of annoying Christmas decorations, Desiree in Alabama* and Saltistjejen in New York have both written [in Swedish] about Americans who go completely OTT (Over The Top) when it comes to decorating their houses for the holidays… Can you imagine living next to a house where loudspeakers are blaring out Christmas carols non-stop from Thanksgiving until Christmas… Then, I guess you could probably speak about being anti-Christmas!
*) I love that the house in Alabama has a big sign saying “Jesus is the reason” – and the garden is decorated with cartoon characters such as Sponge Bob and the Grinch, hm..