Wednesday, December 13, 2006

O, Christmas Tree

A small Christmas tree at San Francisco Civic Center was stolen tonight. The tree had been decorated with ornaments handmade by children in a project designed to give them a sense of contributing to the community.

There were no plans to give the ornaments back to the children after the holidays so they could experience the joy of true giving.

But somebody removed the tree, lights, ornaments and all.

And now the children get to experience true taking.

They say no good deed goes unpunished.


Christina_the_wench said...

Kick to the first thought for the perpetrator...

Lex said...

Who ARE these people?? Geez!! This stuff can't be random. I really believe folks who do this kind of thing this time of year think long and hard about the most obnoxiously evil stupidity they can muster.

Le Nightowl said...

If this a practical joke from some pranksters, this totally lacks humour.
If this is a theft, I'm baffled, as the tree and its ornaments obviously "only" carry sentimental value.
What next? Stealing pacifiers from the mouths of babies?

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Pretty rasty, stealing from children. But we shouldn't assume the felon has balls.


The Christmas spirit is alive and well.


Pacifiers make great tree ornaments.

Cece said...

That kind of stuff pisses me off! Ugh. Who does that????

furiousBall said...

if they don't have balls, i say we sew some on and then kick them.

curmudgeon said...

Yes, but now someone ELSE has a nice Christmas tree!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Dickwads, that's who.


I'll get right on it.


Where did you set it up?

Jerri said...

What kind of presents would you find under a stolen Christmas tree on Christmas morning?

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Stolen ones, of course. What else? Christmas dinner, too.

Remember the Grinch?

urban-urchin said...

You have the wrong picture up, you should have the grinch. Jerks

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Point taken. See above.

Michael C said...

That is a very sad story, but you tempered it with sich great artwork!!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Someone who steals a Christmas tree from children is hazy on the concept.