What the Flock?

For whatever reason, many French people prefer chemically sprayed Christmas trees to real ones. I don’t know why, and can only think that it is some lapse in their usually keen judgment, along with drinking UHT milk instead of fresh and subjecting job candidates to a handwriting analysis.

I was excited this year at my usual flower stand at the marché. Not a single chemical tree in sight! But just as I was standing there thinking that the French were finally losing this strange taste, a woman in a fur coat walked up to the stand owner and said, “Where are your white trees? I can’t find them.”

“They all sold out already,” said the stand owner. “But I’ll have more next week.”

2 Responses to “What the Flock?”

  1. Comment by Sweet Freak | 12/13/11 at 4:17 am

    Classic! Isn’t it shocking how and where the Frenchies, for all their panache, can be so tacky??

  2. Comment by BruceRoush | 12/13/11 at 2:50 pm

    Flocked trees were very exciting in the 1960’s here in the U. S. Pink or blue trees with color matched ornaments were the dernier cri.

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