Sunday, December 26, 2010

Be careful what you wish for!

I think the stories about trees who really want to be Christmas trees are pretty sad. I don't think these trees are really thinking it through.  Let's go over the ramifications of your frivolous wishes.

When you are chosen to be a Christmas tree:

  • Your trunk is chopped and you are severed from your roots... your roots keep you alive, in case you didn't know.
  • You get stuck, in the best situations, in a tub of water so you languish slowly, in the worst case, your severed trunk is nailed to two boards. 
  • You have to stand there with shiny ornament weights on your limbs making you more likely to be attacked by cats and children. 
  • Your needles fall off leaving you on display naked until eventually, you are thrown on to a trash pile, because thankfully your awful sap saves you from having the last vestiges of your life burned out of you.

So really, you want to be a Christmas tree, or do you think maybe you could just be happy being alive in a pretty forest?

1 comment:


    An old classic story about a tree that came to the same realization.


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