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Christmas Envy

 

Christmas Envy

The bloke, at number 43, has another Christmas decoration on his front lawn, a six-foot inflatable Mermaid.  Looks great. I want one.

The bastard guessed what I was planning. The mermaid’s now on his roof.

Wonder where I put my  ladder?

MikeJackson©2014

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Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

42 thoughts on “Christmas Envy

  1. I have read, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s mermaid!”
    Well, I didn’t read it, but I know people who have. Or at least I think I do.
    Great take Mike. Well done.

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  2. Brilliant! “Keeping up with the Jones'” as we would say 😉 love how it starts out with a passive aggressive tone and then ends with the kind of “love to hate” sentiments reserved only for annoying neighbours 😉

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  3. Love. A little bit Grumpy Old Men, a little bit yeah (groan), I’ve seen this decoration and I’ve met these neighbors.

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      1. Christmas and inflatable mermaids seemed such a logical combination, I’m surprised nobody else went down that road!
        Thanks for your comments Jennifer.

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  4. Very funny! And you definitely followed the instructions to go somewhere other than where the prompt might normally take you…mermaids and Christmas??? Excellent.

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    1. I’m definitely going to look for a mermaid Christmas decoration this year, it could be the start of something big!
      Thanks for your comments.

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