Monday, November 26, 2007

Good Scout Day - Be Prepared

The last week in November is here - and we all know what lies ahead of us. So surviving Mondays is gonna get harder! Here's a list of things you'll hear over the next few weeks. Forewarned is forearmed, folks!


Not turkey again!!
Can we put the tree up now?
I wrote my Christmas list - you want it on the fridge?
How do you spell "puppy"?
Honey, where'd you put the lights for the tree?
Mom, I hate turkey.
It's not Christmas without gravy, dear.
I don't want anything for Christmas. Really.
Mooom - I'm sick of turkey.
Hey honey - where's the extension cords?
Sorry, Ma'am, we're sold out of those.
The tree lights are blinking!!!
Er...that tree doesn't look straight.
I stepped on a decoration - sorry.
I want a puppy. I'll take care of it. Honest.
Hey - your tree fell over!!!


So now you know what to expect, here's some suggestions for useful responses (or at least responses. Whether they work or not isn't really the point here!).

Eat your turkey. It's good for you.
The extension cords are where you put 'em.
No puppy.
My gravy is supposed to have lumps. It says so in the recipe.
It's turkey soup. Shut up and eat it.
Yes, Santa will come here even though we don't have a chimney. He's smart.
Absolutely no on the puppy. Santa doesn't have a license to transport live animals.
Those lights are blinking.
The red ornaments are all bunched up.
I don't know. Ask your father.
Christmas lists are limited by law to ten items.
Honey, did our loan come through?
How many times do I have to say it? NO PUPPY.
Are you sure you don't have any of these out back in the stockroom?
Does this come in my size?
Does this come in any size approaching a human being?
I'm allergic to puppies.
I don't want anything for Christmas, honest.


Of course, the stress is going to build from here on, especially for those of us with youngsters. If you exercise, good for you - I'm told it's a great stress reliever. If, like me, you're a little behind in the workout department, then you might take solace from the image below. It might remind us that getting some exercise doesn't always have to involve working up a sweat, and it might also help us all survive the next few Mondays....


NathalieGray said...

See, I caved in on the puppy thing. But I didn't know Santa wasn't licensed to carry live animals. Damn! Six years too late...

Nicole Austin said...

LOL! I love the responses. And the graphic is great. It is much less work to slap the offending party.

Sally Painter said...

Great post, Sahara! My rule is if it's not fun, I don't do it. I love holidays and always enjoy participating in them.

Attitude is definitely 99.9% of anything we do!

Merry Christmas!!! I know I'm early, but I'm playing Christmas music in my house.

N.J.Walters said...

ROFL I love the graphic at the end. Great post!