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Hmmm...broke but lots of Christmas lights

December 3rd, 2013 at 12:47 am

This is a snarky entry. I'm apologizing in advance.

One neighbor claims she's broke. She and hubby have full time jobs and she is selling make up on the side. I think she's taken off days from her regular job to attend functions out of state for this make up company. Their car broke down and she posted how she needs to sell things to pay for repairs.

Yet, the extravaganza is up and lit across the street. Christmas lights across the front the house as well as lit decorations and a blow up thing. She usually has three blowups in her yard.

Most of the stuff she's had, but for someone who is pleading poverty, the extra on her electric bill has to come from somewhere.

That, of course, isn't counting the decorations she's had on inside her house and showing through the windows since before Thanksgiving that are plugged in 24/7.

Am I being a humbug or being practical?

3 Responses to “Hmmm...broke but lots of Christmas lights”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I know I wouldn't want to go without any lights for Christmas if I was broke. I'd rather cut even. For me, lights do bring out the holiday spirit.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    That is true, creditcardfree, but she doesn't cut back on anything and then whines about the bills.

  3. Mrs.M180 Says:

    Maybe she's ignorant on how much these decorations cost per month to run? Also, if she had three blow-up decorations, but now only has one, isn't that cutting back? :P In any case, next time she starts whining to you about bills, you can cheerfully point out how much you estimate those uses of energy cost.

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