There's a house not too far from where I live where the people had gone way overboard in decorating their front lawn with all of these inflatable characters, including the Burl Ives snowman and Abominable Snowman from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", Frosty the Snowman from the cartoon special, etc. It was a real lot of fun to go by there and see them all standing on the front lawn.
Today, we drive by, and there's one little snowman standing on the lawn, with a sign beside him:
I'm an orphan!
I am the only inflatable figure that wasn't destroyed by vandals sometime after 1 AM today!
PARENTS: Where were your teenagers after 1 AM this morning?
It broke my heart, and it really pissed me off. OK, I can understand people not liking the display in front of the house, but first of all, the neighbors had had plenty of time to complain (if it was a problem, which I don't think it was) and second, I believe that it was done by a bunch of teenagers who thought being destructive was a lot of fun. Assholes.