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Monday, December 11, 2006

It's A Wrap

Swami has always been very tolerant of other people's beliefs and traditions. If someone puts their unwrapped gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve instead of putting wrapped gifts there two weeks before (in order to drive people mad with curiousity) that is ok.

In fact, Swami is so tolerant that it seems fine to me if Christians, Jews, Muslims, agnostics, athetists, Druids, and others all celebrate Christmas in the traditional way: unfettered, half-crazed shopping.

[Today's note of interest: While perusing Wikipedia's list of world religions Swami noted that Scientology is listed under "Alien Religions."] Hmmm,...I thought that Tom Cruise seemed to be in orbit.

Back to putting gifts under the tree. Swami and the lovely Swamette usually wrap and place gifts under the tree in the weeks before Christmas. We wrapped a number of gifts this past weekend. For reasons beyond our control, we had to spend nearly six hours wrapping one gift. We thought that it would be a fairly quick job. Swamette and I were pleasantly surprised that the gift required no assembly nor did we have to run out to buy batteries. Still, we were very surprised by how long it took to wrap a yak.

At one point Swami decided that the only way to do it was to first hog-tie the yak. The yak was not co-operative (This is what I believe is referred to as an understatement). After the three of us rolled around on the ground for nearly 20 minutes, the dust settled and I discovered that I had inadvertently hog-tied Swamette. Swami will deny that any very interesting ideas flashed though his mind at that point.

Well, to make a long story longer, let's just say that we decided that this one time, we will put an unwrapped gift under the tree.


At 7:30 PM, Blogger bunnygirl said...

Sometimes a simple bow is all that is needed...

At 7:47 PM, Blogger The Swami said...

I've told Swamette that's all she needs, but she insists on wearing much more than a bow.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Bad. You're just bad.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Mary said...

Wrapping a yak. The mental pictures made me howl. I agree with bunnygirl. Stick a bow on the poor yak and be done with it.

At 2:24 PM, Blogger The Swami said...

BunnyGirl & Mary,

Don't the two of you realize that part of the joy of Christmas is unwrapping the gift and being surprised by what is inside?

We may yet wrap the yak.


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