Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Grinch Comes Early This Year

The Grinch tried to steal the Christmas Spirit from a church in Maryland last weekend. Seriously.

Seems there's a Local Law that says one can't sell Christmas trees in that neck o' the woods until December 5. Yup. The church started selling its trees the day after Thanksgiving, which would be November 29. So, because they were Six Days Early, The Law Shut. 'Em. Down.

Did I mention that the tree lot was run by a church?

The Inspector in Charge closed the lot, but in the Spirit of the Season, didn't fine the House of God. After much hubbub and many consultations, officials let the Deacons Deck the Halls once more.

BTW, no one seems to know a) Why the law states that Christmas tree sales must only be conducted between December 5 and December 25 on any given year, and b) Who ratted out the church.

What did the Pastor have to say about recent events involving her flock?

"They didn't teach me this in Seminary," she said.

This just in: The Pastor, who has authorized Christmas Tree sales at her Methodist Church for the last six seasons, is allergic to all Pine Trees, whether imbued with the Christmas Spirit or not. And now, probably, she's allergic to Politicians, too!

15 comments:

annie kelleher said...

wow... im speechless... who thought up some of these laws? and WHY?? happy wednesday!

Tracy P. said...

Do you think the people who made the law were allergy sufferers too?

Sometimes the truth IS stranger than fiction!

Melissa B. said...

Precisely why fake trees were invented, oui? Seriously, I think someone should arrest The Grinch who ratted. AND the politician who made the law!

Lynda said...

Morning! Wanted you to know we really enjoyed both the Buffalo and Butter Pop'rs! They are fun to eat and tasty, too :-) Thank you again!!

Sandi McBride said...

Politics don't belong in Church...and vice versa...loved this post!
hugs
Sandi

Rhea said...

What an interesting law. And more interesting that a church broke it.

Tara R. said...

What possible difference did a week mean? Seriously, we have several tree lots in town, churches, boy scouts, other civic groups... all I want is for them to wait until at least after Thanksgiving, other than that, who cares?

gingela5 said...

What a dumb law! Who cares when you start selling Christmas trees?! BTW I got my poprs...They could have been on my porch for a while I'm not sure! They were hidden behind a flower pot! Can't wait to try them out!

annie kelleher said...

thank you i got my pop'rs!! im so pysched to try them~!!!! thanks so much again!!!!!

Marrdy said...

And I thought we had weird laws in Utah. Grinch is the correct word!

mannequin said...

Even though MD. is my home state, I must concede that it is indeed, a snobby state.
In my hometown, one can get written up for mowing the lawn on a Sunday. It's a day of rest, you know!

Susie said...

Unbelievable!

Jed said...

Seems like there are more Grinches every year. Like what the fricking harm are they doing? We need to clear all these stupid laws off the books!

Blog Stalker said...

Grinch? YES! with a heart several sizes too small!

I too want to know who turned in the church?

Have a great day!

Vanessa Rogers said...

My mom is allergic to Christmas trees too, so we never had a real Christmas tree growing up.