Confused!

Last night Dr. M came home with this as a surprise:

Isn't it lovely? We've put lights on it already...
But then he gave me this:


Which is a bit of a mixed message, don't you think?

Comments

  1. I'm thinking it's a bit of humor on the good doctor's part. That's not really a lump of coal. It's a giant glob of old, melted, recycled Reece's Peanut Butter Cup. You should feel flattered. ;)

    S

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  2. Cute tree, it looks like it's upside down...I guess if you have to get a lump of coal then a chocolate one is preferable...

    R

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  3. A mixed message or a mixed metaphor - I'd go for the latter if I were you!

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  4. Oh, boy! Is it a live tree? Will it be there forever (or at least as long as you keep it alive? Like a potted plant?)? So, it will be decorated for all holidays, kind of like your much admired Tax Time Pig.

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  5. How can anything be bad about this when the first few ingredients include chocolate, sugar and peanut butter? No matter what they call this treat, it sounds perfect to me. I hope I've been naughty enough to get some lumps of coal like this year!

    The tree is very pretty. I bet it smells wonderful, too.

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  6. When Dr. M came home last night with these gifts, did his breath smell funny?

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  7. The dour Scots have a tradition of a gift of a lump of coal on New Year's eve, or Hogmanay. I have now moved from Scotland but never actually got a lump of coal when we DID live in the Borders.
    Enjoy all gifts, that's the best way.

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  8. An Australian Christmas tree, and a well-intended gift of deliciousness? Is the mixed message between "I love you so SO much!" and "I love you so so SO SO much!"?

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  9. It is super cute. I would like THAT lump of coal please!

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  10. That's quite a lump of coal. A lump of coal that any girl could love. Don't forget to water that tree!

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  11. To echo PhilipH above, a lump of coal is a good thing. When you live somewhere as cold as Scotland.

    And yes, lovely tree! Is the clock very large, or the tree quite small?

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  12. I've been very, very naughty. I deserve about six of these lumps of coal.

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  13. I would say the chocolate factor trumps the coal factor.

    Bravo for getting a live tree!

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  14. The tree is a Norfolk Pine, about 2 1/5 to 3 feet tall (right now). It's really just a big houseplant. Although we've already decorated it some for Christmas.

    And yes the "lump of coal" was QUITE delicious :)

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