Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Greatest Christmas Decoration Ever

I needed a good laugh this morning when this timely bit of humor arrived in my inbox.

Be sure to read the story below.

"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take my fake man down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was only one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."


  1. Marvellous!!!
    Thank you - you made my day today!

  2. LOL! But nice to know that there are people still willing to help in an emergency.

  3. I could tell is was a dummy by looking at the picture. The tipped ladder was a nice touch. I could see how it would be a liability to play a joke like that. It's good to know so many people stopped to help, I suppose.

  4. I've seen people put a fallen Santa on their roof before, but not this twist. Don't know how I would react if I drove by...would I recognize it as fake right away, or would I run up onto the lawn and try to rescue the guy? Now after seeing this, I hope I don't pass a real person dangling from their roof or I'll just smile and drive by (unless they are kicking and screaming).

  5. Maizie and I laughed till we cried over this one. That is such a great photo! Thanks for passing this along - I will remember this a long time. Like you, I worry I might pass someone in need thinking it isn't real!!!

  6. I just found this prank/post late...I would have been one that drove up on the lawn!