This is not the tree we took home. This is the one we picked out that someone else, after removing all identifying markings, cut down and took home. I hope if falls on the head of someone in their house -- I have very little Christmas spirit about this.
OK. The Sunday after Thanksgiving we pile everyone in the car and drive about 45 minutes to go to a family-owned Christmas Tree farm near home. Have been going there almost 20 years. Love the place. Love the people. Follow the instructions for tagging our tree. Put multiple white ribbons and a sold tag on the tree with our name.
Sunday, pile everyone in the car to go cut down and bring the tree home. Can't find the tree. Check the photo we took on the cellphone. Still can't find the tree. Come to the grim realization that some idiot took our tags off the tree, cut it down and took it home.
The folks at the farm were very apologetic. Had any of the tags been left on, they never would have sold the tree. But someone was sneaky. Someone who deserves a lump of coal in their stocking.
What kind of person cuts down another's tree at Christmas? I'm not happy. I'm not having a Christian attitude and have wished that many bad things happen to these people. Next year, we'll just cut it down on the spot and take it home.