It's a problem I face every Christmas, and I'm sure I'm not alone. One of the great Christmas traditions is not only hanging tacky stuff from your tree, but also hanging it from the ceiling. So there are paper snowflakes, metallic stars, and those godforsaken chains that stretch from one of the room to the others. No matter what they may be, at one point they're going to fall off the ceiling. They could be waiting for me when I get home from work, they might be trailing along the floor to greet me in the morning, or they might be bold and just drop on my head as I'm trying to relax. These things are insufferable, and not a Christmas goes by that I'm not periodically hopping onto chairs to reattach shiny things to the ceiling.
I know where I've gone wrong, I should use pins to hold the things up, but they leave unsightly holes in the ceiling. I use sellotape instead, and while applying enough tape does allow a decoration to stay up for a fairly significant amount of time, "enough" is roughly four or five pieces, which doesn't look nice, and it always succumbs to the forces of nature in the end anyway. I get the physics behind the tape failing, I know tape isn't the most effective method of hanging decorations, but that doesn't make the constant falling any less annoying. It's enough to turn me into a Grinch.
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Haha a genius post! I've been going potty every time I hear the "tsch tsch tsch thud" when the sellotape starts to give and then eventually the decs fall down.. gah! Bah humbug.ReplyDelete