Simply 6 Minutes — The Tree

“What’s wrong with your father?” Alison asked Tim. “He seems in a particularly ornery mood tonight. And he’s had an awful lot to drink.”

“Oh pay him no mind,” Tim said. “He’s just pissed about the Christmas tree. He thinks it’s disrespectful.”

“Disrespectful?” Alison said. “I never knew your father was that religious.”

“Oh, it has nothing to do with religion,” Tim said. “He’s upset that we wasted all those roles of toilet paper and face masks.”

“Why does that bother him so much?”

“He’s still pissed about the toilet paper shortage in 2020 when he had to use newspapers to wipe his ass. Plus there was the face mask shortage that exposed him to COVID. He’s worried about those shortages recurring and thinks we’re being frivolous by using those materials for our Christmas tree.”

“Do you think he has a point?”

“No, he’s just being a grumpy old man, especially when he’s had too much eggnog. He’s only happy when he has something to complain about.”

Written for Simply 6 Minutes from Christine Bialczak.

8 thoughts on “Simply 6 Minutes — The Tree

  1. Marleen December 21, 2022 / 10:13 am

    Funny tree.

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  2. Ron. December 21, 2022 / 10:36 am

    I have no idea why he’s worried; that tree’s only about a single day’s use, right?

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  3. Irene December 22, 2022 / 5:54 am

    That tree might come in handy in January, then pops will be happy to “put it away.”

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