This is preposterous.
For those of you who don’t want to link over… A town in England – Poole, Dorset, to be exact – has erected a giant concrete cone covered in astroturf in the center of their shopping district. The giant cone plays Christmas music (which surprises me – how can they play Christmas music. That’s not very PC) and is embedded with twinkle lights, so it looks “pretty at night”. Uh, huh. riiiiight.
And why is this town channeling Lucy VanPelt? (bonus points to those of you who get the reference) Safety. It’s all about safety. Last years tree, a Norwegian Fir costing £500, could “blow over and kill someone”. So the government did the most logical thing. They spent £14,000 on what has been referred to as a traffic cone, a witch’s hat, and a bad special effect from Dr. Who. Makes perfect sense to me. Cause that concrete tree won’t hurt anything if it blows over.
Words fail me, and that RARELY happens.
I’m just surprised that it happened in England first.