I’ve been swamped at work. Swamped. I thought that as we got closer to Christmas office production would slow down but unfortunately they’ve been turning out more paperwork than I’d like. 1200+ refunds a week all of which have to go across my desk for processing. And that’s not including the list of child psych refunds that I have to have done by December 31st. My alpha split is A-F and I have 18 pages worth… 36 names per page. The rest of the crew has about the same amount. *sigh*
Anyway, during lunch I usually sit at my desk, read MSNBC and CNN.com while shoving some food into my face quickly and get right back to work. Today I almost spit my water out when I read one paragraph in this article.
The article is about the abundance of Christmas lights on houses that have sprung up all across the nation and how it’s pissing off neighbors in the process. Come on people, so traffic is a little slow around your house. Spread some Christmas cheer!! Think of all the smiling kids! And if you happen to be one of the people that have 1,000,000 lights on your font yard, this is always an option when your neighbor complains:
In Monte Sereno, Calif., a couple whose huge display attracted thousands of passers-by angered neighbors and led the City Council to require a permit for any exhibit lasting longer than three days. This year, the yard holds a 10-foot Grinch, its spiny finger pointing at the house of the neighbors who initiated the complaints.