The Grinch is Alive

24 Dec

A drive to see the Christmas Lights around the local suburbs made me realise that some people are rather short sighted with their Grinch like behaviour.  There are some households that have gone to the trouble to decorate their houses and front yards with a feast for the eyes.   To all those people I say ‘Thankyou’.

I realise that living next door to a house that is ‘lit up like a christmas tree’ and attracting crowds of people eager to feast their eyes upon a wonderland of Seasons Cheer could get tiring.  Yes, I’m sure that having to suffer through other peoples giving and sharing and happiness can be a real drag if you’re a Grinch.

One street  we ventured down had three houses that had gone to rather special efforts.  As we pulled up in our family packed car it looked like one had thought outside the box and included a ‘water feature’.

Alas, the feature was not as I expected.  it is unfortunate but there is a homeowner who is deserving of a very special award.

They win the Grinch of the Year Award!

They had a sprinkler running on their front lawn that sprayed over their fence, over the nature strip, over the foot path and into the street.  There was a river of water running out of their front yard across the footpath and down the gutter in the street.

To make it even more disheartening, this house was situated between two rather well decorated properties.  So to avoid the water viewers were being forced to walk out onto the road, which normally wouldn’t be an issue on this quiet suburban street, but given the increase in traffic for the viewing public I fear for the safety of some exuberant toddler.

Karma has it’s own rewards, remember that if you are thinking of playing Grinch.

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