Santa has left the building…

This is a pretty graphic picture, so if you have a weak stomach or heart, be warned that you may have to look away…

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SOME MONSTER THREW HIS/HER WHOLE CHRISTMAS TREE (INCLUDING LIGHTS AND TREE STAND) INTO THE STREET LIKE AN EMPTY BUDWEISER CAN!!!

…and a chip bag!!!

Ok, Christmas is over, and I understand that you can’t have a rotting “evergreen” in your living room all year round; HOWEVER, is your heart so despondent that you don’t even bother to take the lights or the tree stand off?  What was your thinking…that you should just leave the lights on so that it’d be less work for the raccoons and other nocturnalists at the dump???  It’s not just laziness…it’s plain wastefulness.  You’re the person jacking up tree stand prices at the Christmas tree lot every year, ya dirt bag!!!

I guess I should disclose that this wasn’t the best neighborhood…it was the kind of area where probably a lot of dreams had already been shattered, so a few wasted bulbs wasn’t a huge deal.

Which leads me to my next point…Google Maps needs to elaborate when they give you directions.  For example I saw the Nothingness Tree on my walk today through a dodgy part of Queens.

What Google Maps DID tell me is that it would take 18 minutes to reach my destination…

What Google Maps DID NOT tell me was, “Technically you can walk this way, but realistically you shouldn’t unless you’re carrying a switch blade or a bottle of Corona for distraction.” Like I get it that they can’t post that it’s a bad neighborhood, but just list the number of auto body shops with cinder-block perched cars along the way.  It was very “Adventures in Babysitting.”

Should I be more compassionate?  Am I the actual monster for taking the Judgey Train through this neighborhood?  Probably…extremely likely.  It was probably fine, but I will say one thing…an 18 minute walk flies by when you’re outraged at an improperly discarded Christmas tree and terrified because Elisabeth Shue isn’t there to hold your hand.

Sorry discarded Christmas tree…2017 is not gonna be your year. 😦

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