I was riding into work yesterday and passed a sight I still can't believe. At first, it looked totally normal, two men were working on ladders to remove some Christmas lights from a house. Then I got a little closer and noticed that there was a truck parked in front of this house, with what must have been a twenty foot trailer on it, full of Christmas decorations: wreaths, garlands, lights, etc. When I passed the truck pulling the trailer, there was a magnetic sign on the side saying something like so and so's Christmas Decorating Service. What! Do people actually have enough money that they are willing to pay a service to decorate their house for Christmas? I guess this is the ultimate attempt to keep up with the Jones'. I was passing through a ritzy area at the time, so if I stop and think about it, I shouldn't really be shocked. Still, it does say something about our culture. There are people without enough food in this country nor proper shelter, not to mention the quality of life for people in other countries, and some people have to settle for having their houses decorated, by someone else, for a holiday.