Saturday, December 8, 2012
Bells Are Ringing, Boys are Singing Off Key
According to Mr C, his favorite Christmas Tradition is Bell Ringing each year for the Salvation Army. Over the years, this tradition has evolved to include friends, dinner out, and of course praying hard for mild weather. Years ago, we also switched locations so we could be a store that did not face north. There is something about a strong north wind in your face that's not very festive.
I gotta say our prayers for a mild day were answered. It was a little chilly, but not cold. Meaning the shoppers were out in force and we weren't going inside every five minutes to take cover! A perfect night to spread a little Christmas Cheer and to encourage others to give a little of their change to fill the kettles.
I'm not going to say there was competition between the sexes, but I think little Miss A was a the spy that went between the two "camps" to figure out who was winning the donation challenge. In the girls defense, the boys had the "better door" the one right by the Caribou Coffee, restaurant and Produce Section. Sadly, the girls had the Pharmacy and Liquor Store side! You would have thought Friday Night during Cold and Flu Season and Holdiay Parties, they'd be hopping, but they must come out later than eight p.m..
Mr C and his crew were drawing the crowds too with their "so called singing" of the 12 Days of Christmas. Over and over again. Miss M and her friend commented that the tune was rather "off key," but I think teenage boys are always a little off key, as their voices crack and they have no sense of the tune of the song.
The true controversy, however, was over whether the line "bring me some figgy pudding" is really in the We Wish You A Merry Christmas Song. We checked and it sure is. Score one for Mr. C.
All in all a perfect evening.