I went to a Christmas tree lighting in our town last week. This year, we have had one of the shopping areas put their large tree right in the center of town, rather than in the center of their shopping plaza as they have always done.
The manager of the center seems so proud, he has been all over it, making sure it’s full and beautiful and great. Everyone who drives through town will see it.
He has one concern, that some kids or maybe even drunk adults might grab an ornament or two and take it or throw it or break it, so his idea is to get a 24 hour security guard to guard the tree. This sounds logical at first, but then when you think about it, it’s so much cheaper to replace an ornament or two than to hire guards 24/7 until the tree comes down in January.
No one has suggested this to him yet, but I guess we should say something before he hires Brinks.