Remember TP'ing when you were a kid? It's probably still done. Trees and bushes were wrapped and draped in toilet paper. It rains and the toilet paper gets soggy and makes a mess which is not easily cleaned up. It wasn't a nice look, nor was it particularly neighborly. Well, I noticed something different the other day and of course, Lin had to explain to me what it was.
“You've been flocked” read the big sign on someone's lawn. I read it twice to make sure I was reading the correct “F” word. Plastic, vibrantly pink flamingos, a rather large flock of them, graced someone's front lawn. Tacky as they are, I'm told it's kind of a compliment to the folks who have been flocked.
I thought it was kind of cute.
Then, being budget-minded, I found an ad for pink flamingos on sale: $5 apiece and there must have been 20 of them on the lawn I saw. Assuming, of course, they bought the birds on sale, does that mean someone, or a flock of someones, spent $100 to do this tacky deed? Perhaps, they recoup them after awhile and reuse them on someone else's lawn? Perhaps it's a progressive flocking, where the flockee collects the flamingos, adds a few more and becomes the flocker somewhere else. Obviously, they've got a bigger budget than we do. Now, would you enter that budget expense under “entertainment” or “gifts”? Just wondering.