posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 09:30 PM
I really like this thread, very light-hearted. I giggled at many of your comments. So thank you, I needed that. We need more of this around here.
I see eyesores every day whether it be tacky billboards, or bad taste in general and I choose to look the other way. For instance, where I live birch
trees are all over the place. We recently had a couple of years of drought, and many birch trees died off. Now, being the lovely tree that they are,
they are a staple in many front yards. Instead of removing the entirety of the dead tree, there is a bizarre trend of hacking them down to a two or
three foot-high stump. These are hideous remnants of a once beautiful tree. And they are everywhere. Some people even think it’s a fabulous idea to
hang baskets of petunias off of the culled branches of their stumps to sway in the breeze for passers-by to admire. It’s quite something. This has
been my pet peeve for years. But do I call in the tptb to force these people to put these stumps out of their misery once and for all and cull them
out of existence? No. No, I don’t. I bellyache. I grumble. I shake my head at the inconceivable notion that someone finds these petrified remains
attractive, and I go about my merry way. I resolve never to do it myself.
That is all I do. These stumps exist on someone’s property, and while they are the very definition of sad and ridiculous, I digress back into the
realization that it’s not my property. It’s not MY yard. These poor individuals, misguided and tacky as they are, are entitled to portray their
bad taste in their own surroundings.
Sorry to veer off topic somewhat, but I just can’t help myself. These stumps get under my skin waaayy more that any conspiracy ever could. I have my
priorities and impeccable decorative taste is up there.