I had sticker shock as I read the sale signs. Apparently, the little lamb was on SALE for only $199.99. Likewise, Joseph was marked down to an affordable $229.99. (Do you sense my sarcasm?) I could not believe my eyes. Just as my jaw was returning to my face, I spotted the sale sign for the baby Jesus which read "$39.99". What??? Jesus is the most important one! You could skimp a bit and leave out a lamb or two but Jesus? He's it. He's all that matters and he was the cheapest part of the entire nativity scene. The straw would cost more than the Jesus! I felt sick.
To make matters worse, the radio was playing "Raindrops on roses" from "The Sound of Music" on the Christmas station. I'm sorry, but that is NOT a Christmas song. Yeah, it mentions some snowflakes and sleigh bells but that does not make it a song about Christmas. It's a song about being in a bad mood and needing to cheer yourself up.
Thanks for letting me vent. I just had to get that out.