Friday, December 19, 2008

Are You a Grinch?

MENTAL STATUS: "Depressed". My jeans--which I've been wearing almost all week--are now snug. (Dang cookie swap!)

How to Tell if You're a Grinch

1) You reuse last year's Christmas cards and send them out under your own name. (5 points)
2) You steal light bulbs from you neighbor's outdoor display to replenish your own supply. (5 points, 10 if neighbor's whole light sets or lighted Santa goes out)
3) You have dressed a dog or cat as Santa Claus, elf helper, or reindeer. (10 points for each; if you dressed an endangered species, 5 extra points)
4) You put out last year's stale candy canes for children. (1 point for each piece of sticky candy).

5) If you put out a chocolate or marzipan Santa also, add 10 points.
6) You enclose a shoddy and inferior gift from Target, Walmart, or K-Mart in a Bloomingdale's or other prestige box to impress your friends. (5 points for each infraction).
7) You make collect long distance phone calls to your family on Christmas day. (5 points, 10 if from a cell phone), claiming you are stuck in a phone booth.
8) At the office Christmas party, you horde huge stockpiles of goodies for later consumption at home. (5 points; 15 points if you use this stuff for your own party)
9) You steal the wreath from a parked car to use on your own [Southern California only, others ignore]. (5 points -- nobody but Angelenos are dumb enough to dress a car)
10) After an invitation to a friend's house, you bring a commercially produced fruitcake and try to pass it off as home made. (5 points; 15 points if the fruitcake is from last year).
11) Stealing from the Toys-for-Tots collection bins is okay. (20 points)

Evaluate your score on the "Grinch Scale" from 20 to 100.
20-30: You are just a cheeseball.
30-50: You are an apprentice in Yuletide larceny and are probably wanted by the police for overdue parking tickets.
50-100: Grinch, move over. The Meyer Lansky of Christmas crime has arrived.

Sad to say, but I did have 10 points.


Today and this weekend, I plan to wrap presents. I really want to be done by Monday so I can relax and cruise into Christmas. And hopefully--hopefully--I can do some writing today too.

Have a great weekend!


Kristen Painter said...

Um...I hate to tell you this, but I put on wreath on my car when I lived in Maryland.

Jessica said...

I can't find your snow link! I've been searching my older posts and now can't find it. LOL
Sorry to hear about your jeans. This is what happens at Christmas...

Shelley Munro said...

Jennifer - I'm sticking to my shorts at the moment. Thank goodness it's too hot to wear jeans because I know I'd get a shock!

Should I feel smug or sad because I didn't score points for any of these????

Chicki said...

I'm with Shelley; got a zero also!

Don't worry about your jeans until after New Years...