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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?




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.


  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 😉


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


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


  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.


    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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