So a couple from South Carolina recently went to jail after having a huge fight over a misplaced remote control! The argument should have remained as small as the remote itself but it didn’t and we’re positive there are more stories out there like it.
Slacker has a huge pet peeve that has led into big fights with his wife and others. On the microwave, if you take your item out before the whole time is up, it leaves the amount of time left on the clock and that drives him crazy! He doesn’t understand why it’s so hard to hit clear when you’re done. Or when people just let the microwave keep beeping.
What “Biggest Fight, Littlest Thing” stories do you have?
I hate to admit this but my sister and I tend to have big fights over very little things at least once a month. It doesn’t help that we live and hang out together all the time but mix that in with drinking and it’s a recipe for over-reaction. We always work it out though and neither of us has gone to jail yet!
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We’ve all been in a situation where we wish we could have done or said something different. Todays’ OPP, Linda, found herself in this particular situation last night:
“Yi! I was at the grocery store late last night and it was freezing out. As I walked in the store out walked a woman and her toddler and he was wearing nothing but a t-shirt, shorts and sneakers. He couldn’t have been more than 3! I wanted to stop and ask her if she didn’t have money for a coat for her child, which would have been ironic considering she was wearing one, but I chickened out. Should I have said something?
Slacker recalls a situation where he was at a bar and the woman standing next to him was drinking, smoking… and pregnant. At one point he was mistakenly handed a drink intended for the pregnant woman and he chose to keep his mouth shut and passed the drink along to the woman; however, he thinks of this moment often and wonders what else he could have or should have done. Steve, although joking, is giving the woman the benefit of the doubt.
What would you have done?
I think it’s always good to strive to be a caring and compassionate citizen helping others when need be, but I feel that is the appropriateness of a situation that determines whether or not you should offer help or advice. In this case I personally would have kept my comments to myself because I’m not the one to question the parenting methods, or lack thereof, of someone with a child when I am childless.
Today’s Great Mate Debate joined us live to discuss their life or death situation. Garrett and Kylie are parents to 3 children and a dog. The dog was Garrett’s to begin with but became a family dog and is now very sick. He is facing either a $5,000 surgery or being put down. Garrett does not think it’s a good idea to spend that kind of money on the surgery and would rather put him down. Kylie says it will be horrible to put him down because it will ruin Christmas for the kids and they will never forget it…
Slacker lost a pet around Christmas and says he still thinks about it every time this time of year rolls around. Even if it’s not during the holidays when he thinks about his lost pet, he remembers that was the worst Christmas because of it. Steve says it was Garrett’s dog to begin with and it should be up to him…
Whose side are you on?
My first and only dog so far was also a family dog, his name was Harvey. He got cancer at the age of nine and had to be put down L When my dad originally took him to the vet they said that they could do some surgery to prolong the inevitable but he wouldn’t be himself or very comfortable. To me, that’s what this is about ultimately. If the dog won’t be comfortable, put him down. But if they can’t afford it either than I agree to put it down. It’s going to be hard for the whole family but it’s a part of life…
Amanda Seyfried was on the David Letterman show the other night and she admitted to David that she has never done a TV appearance without drinking beforehand or as she calls it, “liquid courage.” She says she might have a problem, but it really helps with the nerves she has inside. To all of us, we probably wouldn’t notice if she didn’t have anything to drink, but deep down she has major stage fright and alcohol is the only thing that helps calm her down. So…We started wondering… What do you do better with a bit of alcohol in your system?
In Toronto, dear old Santa wasn't the Santa we all know and love. In fact, most aren't and must have not checked the list twice because they seemed to have skipped themselves on the naughty list. In a Toronto mall, Santa told a young boy wearing a plaid jacket that he looked like a lumber jack. Under the jacket, he was wearing a Maple Leaf's jersey and Santa told the boy they suck. Another Santa, even made a little girl cry. He said he did not feel like having her on his lap and didn't want the germs! Most actually have kids sit on stools next to them to avoid urine and germs.
Yi! My girlfriend is furious with me because I refused to walk up with her to her Grandma's casket during the memorial over the weekend. I told her before we went that I wanted to be with her for support, but I wasn't planning on looking at any dead people while at the funeral home. I have major issues with open casket after going to my grandfather's service when I was only 6. At the time, she said it was fine and she was happy I was going. Then, when we got there and she grabbed my hand and said "walk up with me" she was very upset that I sat down and said "no way". She was ticked in the car on the way home and she's still ticked today. Am I missing something? I told her ahead of time that I don't look at dead people!
I...have no idea what to tell Brian. I can understand her wanting to be comforted in this hard time, but I don't think you should force anyone to see someone in an open casket if they don't want to. Like Brian, I have been to an open casket and I don't remember it being a traumatizing experience, but I can see why someone wouldn't like it. It's hard enough knowing someone has passed away and seeing them there, lifeless...It's difficult to see.
What do you think is going on here? Do you have any advice for Brian?
Tis’ the season and every year around this time it’s always the same question…What should I get him? What do I get her? So, we found a list that has a list of cool cheap gifts you can buy for you guy or girl. For example, with guys it says to buy them sports bottles, texting gloves, Han Solo creams trays and as a number one gift…Bacon Popcorn.
What do you think is the best cheap gift to buy for someone?
The guys have come up with a theory. They believe that if you add, "If you know what I mean," to everything you say, it will turn out dirty. For example, ”I’m cleaning the counters, if you know what I mean,” or “I’m working late, if you know what I mean.”
I wonder if it works for what I'm doing right now... I'm typing this out, if you know what I mean. No?
What are you doing right now? Does it sound dirty when you add, "If you know what I mean?"
Australia is telling their people to stop using Apple Maps because it's leading people astray. Last month, they had to rescue 6 people who got lost because of Apple Maps. One town is 43 miles off from where it really is.
Slacker has been let down by his phone's GPS numerous times. Today, Slacker and Steve had a meeting at a place they hadn't been before. Slacker used his phone's GPS and took what he thought was a shortcut... He ended up on a rural road in the middle of nowhere! Needless to say he was 40 minutes late.
How far astray or how lost did you get from your g.p.s.?
Gift giving isn’t always even! You gave a diamond ring and got a brush…they got you a car and you got them a gift card. One husband gave his wife a used pair of cowboy boots. Another woman received a stuffed whistling gorilla from a convenience store. One boyfriend wrapped up a pair of his girlfriend's earrings. When she busted him he said "just kidding" and gave her a Tiger Woods video game instead. Another woman received fire-starting matches for his grill as a gift.
Slacker bought his ex from college a diamond ring, and she bought him a hair brush!! Slacker's mom spent days cooking baked goods for friends to be repaid with a singing fish!
How bad was your lopsided gift?
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I recently became a stay-at-home-mom. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be at home with my kids now and honestly I didn’t want to work anymore (taking care of the kids is a full-time job anyway). While going over our finances, my husband made a comment that he is fine with me staying home, but in order to do so I have to work out and “keep my body hot.” He said he is worried that I am going to be sitting around too much and gain weight. The kids are in school half the day so it wouldn’t be an issue, but why should he get to dictate what I do in my spare time? He said I “should appreciate the fact he works hard to provide me with the lifestyle I live” and I “should want to keep him happy” because of it. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. I carried, gave birth to and am raising his children and he thinks he has the right to give orders like that. We’ll be listening…please tell him he’s crazy.
Both Slacker and Steve agree that this guy is an idiot for approaching the subject this way! Slacker thinks that this is a conversation that could be had in a much more delicate way than her husband is doing. Steve asked the question "why should she have to be told shouldn't she be doing this automatically?" He thinks that one of the things you have to do when your married. Slacker countered that with saying "you get married so you don't have to try anymore." He says that every one is their own weird ways make deals in their relationships, trading this for that.
Is her husband ridiculous? Or is Kristie entitled to let her body go because she gave birth? Who's right, who's wrong?
A gun was found in a package of frozen ribs at a grocery store in Roswell, New Mexico. A worker at Albertsons opened a case of frozen ribs and found the handgun and ammunition packed with the meat. The meat came from the packing plant in Greeley, Colorado. Cops are now trying to find out how the gun ended up with the meat ... and if it was used in any crimes. In other news story, a mom was eating breakfast in a McDonalds. She found a nose ring in her daughter's breakfast burrito. When she spoke to management they told her "it happens."
Slacker has had an unfortunate run of finding foreign objects in his food. He’s found a grasshopper in spaghettios, and while eating out he’s found plastic and aluminum in his meals!
What foreign objects have you found in your food?
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Say someone worked for a very long time for a company. Say this person committed a big crime while at this company. Then say this person is now trying to collect their pension saying that they are still owed that money no matter what they had done… Before I tell you who that person is specifically, try to form an opinion based on just the vague facts.
Slacker keeps pointing out that this person fulfilled his duties to the company and if you look at it just like that, he is owed the money. So even though he has an opinion on this person, Slacker is trying to look at what this person earned while working there.
And the person is…Jerry Sandusky! Does your opinion change?
Do you think he deserves his pension?
I was totally against this and thinking no way in hell should he get this money at first. The only thing that is making me second guess this at all is when Slacker asked if his family deserves this money. He’s clearly going to spend the rest of his life in prison, but his family didn’t commit those crimes and they may be counting on it. I think that I’m still leaning more towards him and the family not deserving it. He should have thought about all that before he did what he did.
So there is a woman named Zoe in London that was fed up with being single, so she took to the internet to change her status. She met someone online and chatted back and forth for almost a month when they finally organized a lunch date. The only problem was that she had never seen a picture of him but figured it couldn’t go too bad. When she showed up to the bistro where the date was, she ran in to her boss who was off for the day. They both were uncomfortable and told one another they were there for a meeting. Zoe sat in the corner waiting for her date but after 15 minutes thought she may have been stood up. She decided to call her mystery date to see what was going on, that’s when she realized her boss’ phone was ringing. Yep, she set herself up on a blind date with her boss!
Slacker and Steve want to hear the best of the best when it comes to this… Slacker read about a kid that is going to celebrate his Golden Birthday this year by turning 12 on 12/12/12 at 12:12. That is crazy!
What “You Wouldn’t Believe Me If I Told You” stories do you have?
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you that I can’t think of anything that is even close to worthy of this topic…
Hot or Not? by Slacker And Steve,posted Dec 10 2012 4:45PM
Some people have a serious preference as to who they will buy things from. More specifically, when shopping in a department store, many women will avoid a sales person at all costs if they feel they are better looking than them.
Slacker and Steve are on total opposite ends of the spectrum as to whether or not they believe in this. Slacker says that it’s like having a trainer at your gym that is fat, clearly the trainer can’t take care of themselves so why would you trust them to get you in to shape? But Steve says that if someone doesn’t look as good as you when you’re buying clothing from them it boosts your self-confidence.
What do you think?
I don’t think I really care at all. I’d like to just be left alone when I’m shopping unless I need help. But then I make it very clear that I need help and then get right back on my way. If someone really grossed me out, I probably wouldn’t return to that particular store.
Today’s OPP is as follows…
Yi! My husband and I are in a serious financial bind this holiday. His small business took a major loss this year, and holiday shopping and spending are on the back burner for us. We have two little girls, one in preschool and the other in first grade. My question is, do I have to do holiday teacher gifts this year? My youngest has one teacher and two aides in her classroom, so, in total, I would have to buy four teacher gifts. Do you have to buy gifts for your kids' teachers?
Slacker says that you can’t put a price on what teachers do for our kids these days, and if he could he would shower teachers with gifts but… If something is asked or expected of him he wants nothing to do with giving. Steve says that he still will give but once someone asks or expects something of him, it’s taking away the joy of being able to do it without being asked.
Do you think it’s necessary to buy gifts for your kids teachers?
I don’t have kids yet so I’m trying to recall what, if anything, my parents did for my teachers when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure that we gave gifts to our teachers but they weren’t things that we went out and bought. We made things like ornaments, cards and decorations to give to our teachers. I don’t think that buying a gift for anyone should be an obligation, so a teacher is no exception.
People are always looking to save money, especially around the holidays. Some of them are super clever and some of them are just ridiculous. Either way, they work.
Slacker and Steve know someone that dumpster dives for restaurant cups and reuses them so they don’t have to pay for a soda. Yuck. Slacker also talked about a brilliant friend that drives his car to whatever party or bar he’s going to be at for certain holidays but refuses to drive home after drinking. Smart. So he has his tow-truck driver friend come and tow him home at the end of the night! He saves time and money on this deal by not waiting for a cab and not getting a DUI.
What have you done to save money?
I enjoy shopping the discount racks at department stores which saves me money right off the bat. But on occasion I notice something wrong with an item of clothing that I want, like a button missing or a tear. When I bring it to the cashier to pay I point it out and usually they discount it even further for me. Cheap or clever? I’m ok either way…
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New research shows that 64 percent of Americans have either called in sick or know someone who has called out of work because they had a hangover the day after their office holiday party. And, workers who made it into the office the day after their holiday party didn't do much better than workers who called out of work. Half of the workers who showed up to work after a holiday party said they too were either hungover or knew someone who was.
Workers also admitted to having a hard time completing work tasks, putting off work, and leaving work early the day after their holiday party. Fifty-five percent also said they checked out mentally at work on the day after their office party. The problem? Since there is already a lot of stress and competition in the workplace, it gets harder for employees to perform after drinking too much the night before.
Did you kiss the boss? Sleep with a co-worker's spouse? Get drunk and make a fool of yourself? What went wrong at your holiday party?
Kaitlin joined us live on the air today to tell us her OPP. She has been best friends with Brian since high school and they had an awkward moment the other night. After a few drinks, Kaitlin kissed Brian. She regrets it because she really isn't interested in him in a romantic way. The problem is, Brian is really interested in pursuing a relationship now. He confessed that he'd always had feelings for her. She admitted it was a mistake kissing him but she really doesn't want to lose the friendship.
Without hurting his feelings too bad, how does Kaitlin let Brian know that the kiss was a drunken mistake and she just wants to remain friends?
Love will make you do some crazy things sometimes. As a result, we often do things to impress a girl or guy that we later look back on with regret or great embarrassment. But at the time, it seemed like a great idea. Maybe you wrote a song or a poem for him or her. Maybe you compiled a mix of songs to relay your message. Maybe you went even further and publicly humiliated yourself all for the sake of proving your love.
What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done for love?
Sometimes you just think going to the hospital is not necessary if you can take care of your “issue” on your own…In Wichita, Kansas that was the case for a boy who shot himself with a bb gun in the head. His dad tried to play doctor and remove the bb from his head with a utility knife! The injury was not life threatening but still he didn’t take to the boy until 24 hours later!
What self surgeries have you performed?
Slacker’s dad just recently performed a self surgery at his house right after dinner. He says that he was acting weird but asked Slacker to pour him a stiff drink and then disappeared. When his dad reappeared, Slacker found out that his dad went to his garage and pulled out a tooth with a pair of his vice grips! Steve was born with a silver spoon in his mouth (Slacker says) so he never had to do anything on his own, they always went to the good doctor…
Heck no am I this person! I am too scared to screw things up and get hurt worse. My sister and dad are totally the people that do this stuff. This past summer my dad had a cancerous mole removed from his face, he didn’t feel like going back to the doctor to get the stitches removed so my sister rose to the challenge. I was more nervous than either one of them. My dad is also the guy that has reset his nose every time he’s broken it too. Yuck!
Yi boys! I’ve got an issue that I figured you (Slacker at least) and you listeners could help me with. My wife and I have a 9 month old and things haven’t been the same since she was born. People told me that I would see some stuff in the delivery room that I wasn’t ready for, but I REALLY wasn’t ready for what I saw. To put it mildly, there was tearing, blood, poop, you name it. It kind of turned me off to anything south of my wife’s border and we haven’t had relations since our daughter was born. She is really starting to push the issue but it just grosses me out. Are there other guys out there that have gone through this type of thing? How did you get passed it?
Slacker had to really explain to Steve what things look like in the delivery room… Needless to say, Steve is freaked out because he thought that a woman’s “mommy parts” were Disneyland until now… Slacker was with his wife for the birth of their first son, and she ended up having a c-section. He stayed behind the blue curtain that was blocking his view and declined when the doctor asked him if he wanted to cut the cord in fear that they would end up having another patient if he saw what was going on, on the other side of the curtain. Slacker and Steve both agree that William is probably seeing his wife as a vessel right now and want to help him get past that…
What advice do you have for William?
I’m torn about this… Part of me is wondering if he has been in a bubble all his life and really had no idea what happens in a delivery room… The other part of me is remembering that I just got to see my nephew being born and though I wouldn’t have missed it, I’m not sure I wanted to see all of what goes on. Ultimately, I think he needs to grow up and get back in the relations game with his wife. She’s the one that really went through something tough!
Today’s Great Mate Debate is finally not going to ruin a marriage! Maybe just a friendship, a community, and some holiday spirit… Allison and Laura are neighbors that liked to help each other out until Allison’s husband got hurt while helping Laura. Laura’s husband is away a lot, so Allison’s husband went and helped her put up Christmas lights. He fell off a ladder and broke his leg. Laura initially said she would totally help out with medical bills and is now backing out of it. Allison says that Laura should still help no matter what her financial status is…
Slacker says that he has a little bit of knowledge on the home owners insurance stuff and knows that Laura’s HOI will pay for it. But it will also “ding” her and her premium will go up. He also wonders why she should have to pay if he offered to help her in the first place… Steve is turning it in to a math equation that the insurance companies will have to work out later…
Whose side are you on?
I think they should be adults and neighborly with one another and meet in the middle. It was very nice of the husband to help Laura out but she is not to blame for him falling. Allison is good to be worried about her husband but might be making this a bigger deal than it is. I think Laura should help pay some of the medical bills but not be responsible for all of them. After all, her husband is gone a lot, she shouldn’t want to burn her bridges.
In the building a few years ago, there was a security guard that became pretty good friends with Steve. Unfortunately, he lost his job as the security guard and started cleaning people’s houses so Steve offered him a job to clean his house. Steve has wanted to “break-up” with him for years now and although he has practiced with Slacker, he still can’t pull it off. Now he’s being approached by people in the building to use their service and it’s time for him to get serious. He has to end it. So, he wants your advice, how can Steve “break-up” with him?
Slacker tried to go to guitar lessons when he was younger and he went to two lessons with the instructor before he realized he could play better than him! He didn’t even know what to say when the instructor asked for the next months check, but inside his head he was yelling, “You’re horrible!” In the end he played the poor angle and the lessons were over.
Have you experience a “break-up” with someone in the service industry?
Kids are one of life's greatest miracles! You always look forward to their first steps, their first tooth and those memorable first words, and as they get older, those words continue to flow. Those words however, have no filter, no sense of privacy and they experience no embarrassment in those first few years. Rather the parent feels all of those things especially when their child announces the most inappropriate things for everyone to hear out in public.
Yi Guys! I just landed a new job at a very well-known local company. An hour after starting, the creepy Vice President looked me up on Facebook and placed a friend request. I feel trapped. If I accept the request I may be sending the wrong message and if I deny it I also may be sending the wrong signal. What are the pros and cons of accepting and denying? What should I do?
I've gone back and forth about this and ultimately, I don't know if I have the right answer, but I think she should accept the friend request. I don't think he's doing anything suspicious or trying to keep tabs on her and if that's the case, to me that's just wrong!
We all know that our parents can be a little overprotective, especially dad's with their little girls. One father went as far as to show up to his daughter's school swinging a heavy chain and padlock, looking for the guy her daughter has been having relations with. His reasoning for his crazed, angry rampage was to put an end to it because his daughter has been misbehaving as of late. Luckily, no one was harmed and school authorities were able to catch him and get him out of there.
Step-Parent by Slacker and Steve,posted Dec 4 2012 5:38PM
LeAnn Rimes got her husband’s ex-wife all fired up when she tweeted and referred to her step-children as ‘my boys.’
Slacker and Steve both agree in referring to her step-kids as 'her boys', it's an indicator that she's comfortable with her step-kids. In a hypothetical situation, if Slacker ever got a divorce and his son or daughter referred to anyone else as 'dad', his heart would break.
Was this out of line? Should a step-parent refer to their step-kids as their children? Should the kids refer to the step-parent as 'mom' or 'dad' or is it always step-mom and step-dad?
Everyone always says you are either on Santa’s nice or naughty list…we say why not both? Are you a teacher that strips? A cop that smokes pot? If youre willing to admit it, we want to hear what puts you on both the naughty and nice list.
Slacker does a lot of charitable work, works with the childrens hospital, etc. He considers himself a nice person. But for a long time he has a compeletely illegal cable box. Steve has a friend who was out on a blind date. At dinner she was throwing back drink after drink and when it came time to move to the next place, she got behind the wheel, waisted. She worked for an orginazation against drunk drivers!
What is it about you that puts you on the naughty list and what is it about you that puts you on the nice list.. at the same time?
Yi! I recently graduated from college and am having trouble finding a job. It's been so tough that I had to move back in with my father. This is the worst case scenario for me because I have NEVER gotten along with him. I haven't brought my boyfriend over because he's not of the same race. My father, who is old school, would throw me out if he knew this. My boyfriend says he understands, but is somewhat hurt by the entire situation. I want to show my man how much I care about him, but if my father throws me out I won't have anywhere to go. Do you think it's a good idea to try to talk to my father about my relationship or should I talk to my boyfriend and ask him to be more understanding?
Steve can't relate to this situation, but he feels that Hailey needs to tow the line with her dad if this is where she's living. Slacker hid his first wife from his family when they first started dating because she was 10 years younger than him. His parents were a big fan of the girl before her and he thought that they wouldn't be so kind to her. They were living together but for a while, she would have to leave the house whenever his parents would come by. It was a tough situation for him to be in because he saw how he was hurting her so a week later he introduced her to his folks.
Should she talk to her dad? Should she talk to her boyfriend? What advise do you have for Hailey?
Mugshot by Slacker and Steve,posted Dec 4 2012 3:36PM
Steve went on a rant recently about why mugshot's are so bad. In his words 'If you're going to live that lifestyle, shouldn't you prepare for it?' He's got his mugshot face perfected! Slacker thinks that Steve is alone in this thought.
So we want to know do you, or have you, practiced your mugshot?
Barter by Slacker and Steve,posted Dec 4 2012 3:23PM
It appears that bartering is alive and well in the United States! We had a friend tip someone with energy drinks he had in his car…a female friend traded relations for a term paper!
Even Craigslist has a bartering page. A guy in California was trying to sell his car. A buyer showed up interested in the car and instead of cash, if offered to give him a quarter pound of weed! The California guy worked for the police station and the drug team met him for the exchange!
It’s Man Card Monday! You tell us what he's done and we’ll tell you if he "earned it or burned it"!
They found a guy online that had to be helped by cutting him out of his spanks! That will get your man card burnt in an instant. Spanks are control tops for women times a thousand.
Slacker had a date night over the weekend. The couple that joined he and his wife were a great example of the man getting his man card burned…She had the blue cheese wedge and so did he. She ordered a massive steak, au gratin potatoes…the whole nine. He stayed with the wedge. If you’re on a diet, the guys are cool with that, but seriously, don’t let the woman out do in the feast category!
Do you think your man lost his "man card" over the weekend? How So?
I buy the flowers for the kitchen, paint my daughters finger and toe nails and I always do pony tails
for my 4 year old daughter… Does that qualify or does that make me a Renaissance Man? I’ll take the latter…
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
Yi! I have been married for 10 years. My husband has a close friendship with a female co-worker, who he regularly goes to lunch with. Sometimes he comes home late and says he's been caught in traffic. This has been happening alot as of late. I think he's with her. My friends say I'm paranoid. What do you think? How can I find out if he's doing anything wrong? Are there any signs I should be looking for? I would love to know if any other women have been in my position.
Slacker agrees this is so wide open. Can your man have a woman that’s a friend at work? Can you go to lunch with her? She’s automatically assuming that they are sleeping together…Maybe he’s out buying her Christmas presents. Slacker does agree that men have earned this assumption. His wife has no problem with him going to lunch with co-workers and having sushi, sake or whatever. The other thing that tells Slacker that nothing is going on…Her friends are saying that she’s being paranoid. He’s either really good at hiding it or not doing a thing.
Steve just reminds everyone that they are way past the 7 year itch (now the 5 year itch), so that is
working for her…
What advice do you have for Kendra?
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern
Traditionally, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. OnChristmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would get an extra present from Santa Claus or would have a year of good fortune.
The Christmas Pickle? Naked snow run? Family drinking contest?
Steve’s grandfather is German, so it’s an ancient German tradition. It’s a huge dill pickle. You can also use a ceramic pickle. Most people have two pickles so if there are multiple children, there’s no fighting. Lil D says it’s actually an American tradition. He’s debunking Steve’s story…
Slacker doesn’t understand why kids would fall for this. They would much rather have a bike, right? Slacker’s parents used to go down to the local church and help out the needy. Turns out, he was actually the one being helped. He would get back home and find a stinky sweater under the tree. Slacker buys pajama’s for everybody in his family and then they open one gift on Christmas Eve so they all look good on Christmas Morning. His son always thinks it’s a party and looks a bit upset when it’s just clothing. In his old neighborhood, people used to run around the block naked after a good snow storm. Not much worse than his new neighborhood, but…Yeah.
What are your weird holiday traditions?
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern