Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Political correctness run amok

So while heading to the library to drop off some (overdue) books, I passed one of the many places you can drop off your used Christmas trees. Only it didn't say "Christmas Tree Drop Off", it said "Holiday Tree Drop Off". Which at first made me laugh at the ridiculousness of the political correctness of it. But then it kind of pissed me off. I mean really? You can't even call them Christmas trees anymore?

And this led to the following conversation with Mister C after I got back home...

Me: So I found a place that takes trees over by the library.

MC: Cool.

Me: Yeah, except we can't bring our tree there.

MC: Huh? Why not?

Me: Because we have a Christmas tree and they're only accepting "Holiday" trees.

MC: (laughs) That's pretty bad.

Me: I know. I mean seriously, what the hell other holiday is associated with trees anyway?

MC: Arbor Day.

Me: Well okay, but I suspect the supporters of Arbor Day would frown on everyone going out and cutting down perfectly good trees and then throwing them out a month later.

MC: Oh yeah, huh?