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Poll: Have you thrown out your Christmas tree yet?
  • 22.7% - Yes. 376
  • 35.4% - No. 585
  • 41.9% - I never put one up in the first place. 693
1654 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

gholt121


quality posts: 3 Private Messages gholt121

I have a fake tree. Won't throw it out for a couple more years....



Proud Woot!er since 2005.

josephraa


quality posts: 3 Private Messages josephraa
gholt121 wrote:I have a fake tree. Won't throw it out for a couple more years....


This.

matt1976


quality posts: 10 Private Messages matt1976

The city picks them up on trash day this week, which will be Thursday for us.

fizzburn


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fizzburn

yup... fake tree...

we did take it down already, though.

413007


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on account of my religious practices, which do not involve trees or a baby or choo-choo trains or dradles or fasting or wearing brightly colored clothing or commercialism or elves of any kind (no matter how jolly they may be), i am offended by the very principle of this poll.

Therefore, from this point forward i will no longer purchase any "merchandise" from woot. I hope this poll was worth losing a customer who has purchased literally thousands of cents worth of "products" from this website.

good day.

bblhed


quality posts: 6 Private Messages bblhed
gholt121 wrote:I have a fake tree. Won't throw it out for a couple more years....



What this person said.

Motoman


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Motoman

I have a real tree, it's just artificial as opposed to dead. Like a previous poster It'll be some years before I throw it out.

Ryegateman


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413007 wrote:on account of my religious practices, which do not involve trees or a baby or choo-choo trains or dradles or fasting or wearing brightly colored clothing or commercialism or elves of any kind (no matter how jolly they may be), i am offended by the very principle of this poll.

Therefore, from this point forward i will no longer purchase any "merchandise" from woot. I hope this poll was worth losing a customer who has purchased literally thousands of cents worth of "products" from this website.

good day.



Bah-humbug

Ryegateman

seahokedrama


quality posts: 30 Private Messages seahokedrama

I'm English- chrimbo doesn't end until January 6th for me!

It will promptly come down then (fake tree)- considered bad luck in England to leave the chrimbo decs up after Jan 6th. (not that I'm superstitious).

There again- we didn't put up the tree until a few days before Christmas.

Already tired of the tree though- my wife insisted if we went with a fake tree that it had to be enormous.

The Griswolds would be envious of our tree. It takes up most of our living room. Will be nice to be able to move around without squishing oneself against the wall to avoid the tree again.

goldenthorn


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413007 wrote:on account of my religious practices, which do not involve trees or a baby or choo-choo trains or dradles or fasting or wearing brightly colored clothing or commercialism or elves of any kind (no matter how jolly they may be), i am offended by the very principle of this poll.

Therefore, from this point forward i will no longer purchase any "merchandise" from woot. I hope this poll was worth losing a customer who has purchased literally thousands of cents worth of "products" from this website.

good day.



On account of my lack of religious practices, none of this poll applies to me either. But I understand that none of my rights or beliefs are being impugned by the mere presence of this particular, innocuous poll that seems to me to come with the unwritten qualification that, because it's woot, "hey, it's cool if you don't have a tree; good for you! But since a lot do, let's just ask..." I'm very sorry that you feel otherwise but am grateful that you felt comfortable sharing your opinion with us.

(Hopefully, though, you've just taken the facetious role of Today's Offended Party.)

spidermonkeyofdeath


quality posts: 0 Private Messages spidermonkeyofdeath

Ditto. I can't believe your poll didn't assume a lot of people have artificial trees. We'll be getting a new one next year and donating the old one to Goodwill or some such organization.

Gertrudethemutilator


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Gertrudethemutilator
413007 wrote:on account of my religious practices, which do not involve trees or a baby or choo-choo trains or dradles or fasting or wearing brightly colored clothing or commercialism or elves of any kind (no matter how jolly they may be), i am offended by the very principle of this poll.

Therefore, from this point forward i will no longer purchase any "merchandise" from woot. I hope this poll was worth losing a customer who has purchased literally thousands of cents worth of "products" from this website.

good day.




lol

On another note, we wait until Orthodox Christmas, or 3 Kings Day.

Life is like a box of chocolates, the good stuff's all gone, the rest will go eventually.

nra7mmpistol


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nra7mmpistol

What if you have an artificial tree?

TheInimitable


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TheInimitable

A pack of roving boy scouts came into my apartment, beat me up, scratched my monitor, threw all my Christmas decorations into a box in the closet, and stole my tree.

They also took $10 from my wallet and the rest might be entirely accurate. I don't know, I have a head wound.

seahokedrama


quality posts: 30 Private Messages seahokedrama

Guys- I'm almost 100% sure 413007's post was satirical in nature. So no one get offended about him getting offended.

It reads more like one making fun of those overly sensitive than one who is really upset.


Personally, I'm angry that woot allows satire on their forums. My father was killed by a satyr.

ashenkhar


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ashenkhar

I don't throw away my pre-lit tree. That would be quite expensive each year.

inkycatz


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TheInimitable wrote:A pack of roving boy scouts came into my apartment, beat me up, scratched my monitor, threw all my Christmas decorations into a box in the closet, and stole my tree.

They also took $10 from my wallet and the rest might be entirely accurate. I don't know, I have a head wound.



See, this is why I've always trusted Girl Scouts: less head wound and more cookie for your $10.

nra7mmpistol wrote:What if you have an artificial tree?



It's okay, you don't have to be in every poll.

I'm just hanging out, really.

seahokedrama


quality posts: 30 Private Messages seahokedrama
ashenkhar wrote:I don't throw away my pre-lit tree. That would be quite expensive each year.



It is people like you that keep our economy so stagnant.

Slydon


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seahokedrama wrote:Personally, I'm angry that woot allows satire on their forums. My father was killed by a satyr.



I'm sorry your weekends are always ruined.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

thumperchick


quality posts: 234 Private Messages thumperchick
413007 wrote:*snip* blah-blah-I'm-offended-that-other-people-believe-differently-from-me-so-I'm-going-to-boycott-this-site-blah



*eye-roll* Cheer up man, It's a new year! You have 11 more months before you can gear up and be Scrooge at everyone again. Go enjoy your freedom!

Our tree hit the curb yesterday.

teeje


quality posts: 3 Private Messages teeje

Wow. Just wow.

Oh, and Happy New Year.

~~~~~
First Blue Öyster Cult 2/1/2007
2-many Woots I've forgotten how many.

motospyder


quality posts: 16 Private Messages motospyder

We don't have Christmas trees. Not for any good reason other than we think that it is better to decorate a cactus every year (we live in the desert).
So, when we took down our decoratioins, we were very careful.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and prosperous 2012. That is until the Mayan thing happens next December.... ;)

SpkrBox850


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413007 wrote:on account of my religious practices, which do not involve trees or a baby or choo-choo trains or dradles or fasting or wearing brightly colored clothing or commercialism or elves of any kind (no matter how jolly they may be), i am offended by the very principle of this poll.

Therefore, from this point forward i will no longer purchase any "merchandise" from woot. I hope this poll was worth losing a customer who has purchased literally thousands of cents worth of "products" from this website.

good day.



Kind of a complicated way to say that you never put one up in the first place.


Seriously tho, 2 paragraphs man... Congratulations! Thats devotion right there.... The kinda devotion that can only come from a chronic wooter.
You aint giving up that easily, oh we all know youll be back checking out the next deal as soon as the clock strikes 12pm cst.

So that makes you a closet wooter. Hows it feel? Come out the closet, be proud of who you are! So what if society doesnt accept your ways? Its time for you to start accepting yourself.

Merry Christmas!

brookeadam6139


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i pick up christmas trees for structure in fresh water fishing lakes and ponds

gwm0950


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gwm0950

Fake tree, but I'm ready to throw it out. Tired of taking it apart and putting it back in the box. I think the next house I build, I am gonna have a Christmas tree closet, so I can put store it in there still decorated, and just wheel it back out next year!