December 21, 2010

A heartwarming Christmas tale

There is an amiable older woman who lives in my neighbourhood. She always calls out "Hi, doll" or "Hello, dear" if she is on her porch when I pass by. She told me that her daughter asked for a propane detector for Christmas. After I explained what a propane detector was, the woman asked, "What the hell kind of Christmas present is that? If anyone gave me a propane detector for Christmas I'd shoot them." She gives out boxes of chocolate at Christmas. "...and if anyone doesn't like it, they can go jump in the lake -- but give me the chocolates back, first." If she weren't so friendly, I would almost be willing to believe that she was the model for the cartoon Maxine.

If you celebrate holidays this time of year, may you enjoy them to the fullest.