The Christmas Pickle
(Literally)




My bestest friend gave me an early Christmas preset yesterday. She gave me a pickle!

I know what you are thinking. I am the luckiest person in the world to have a bestest friend who would give me a pickle ornament. Other best friends may have gone with things like a poinsettias, a necklace, a picture. But a real best friend. Oh yes. She gives you a pickle!

Okay, I know you're like, "Seriously? What is with the pickle? Inside joke you care to share?"

And truth be told, when she gave me my pickle...I was thinking the same thing: "A Christmas Pickle. A Christmas Pickle Ornament. Wow. Okay." Of course, then I was worried because only very rarely does Molls act or do totally insane things, and assuming that this wasn't one of those times....I had obviously missed something.

Me (in my head): Oh shit. She's looking at me for my reaction. There must be an inside joke. 15 years of best friendship and I remember every joke we ever had! How do I not remember a pickle! Shit. Shit. I can't fake this. She'll know I'm lying. Full Speed ahead and damn the torpedoes "

Me (out Loud): Aww. It's cute. Thanks you.

Her (In her head) (Okay, I can't really know what was in her head as I wasn't actually present, but here's what I Imagine): Seriously, why is she looking like this pickle is so cool? I mean, she can't have a clue what it's all about yet. Awww, shit. She's doing that fake laugh and that fake "Awww, it's cute. thank you!" Idiot. How did we end up best friends for 15 years??

Her (Out Loud): Wait! There's a tradition!

Me: (in my head): There's a Christmas Pickle Tradition???
Me: (Out Loud): Really?

And then she read me this:

It's a German Tradition that in the Holiday tree a pickle is hung where no child can see. The child who finds it is given a toy, and blessed with good fortune for a year filled with Joy. Merry Christmas!


She really is the coolest bestest friend ever. And I do love my pickle. (Even if Prince Charming had some other suggestions as to what it was. Oye. Men.)



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I do want to say after some research here and here I have found that it is not a true German tradition. Either way I still think it's really cool :-)

9 comments:

Bee said...

Hmmm... just like men to make suggestive lewd comments. I mean, we're innocnet little virginlike gals! But seriously, if a guy comes to that assumption first... well maybe they should see a doctor cuz the ones I've seen (no, there haven't been thousands!) are not green and bumpy.

Chris said...

Bee - What do you mean?? They are all bumpy like that aren't they??.
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. ROFLMAO. However I think he was more referring to certain...toys...that are available ;-)

twetyz1 said...

A: I am glad that once you realized WHY I was actually giving you the pickle as an early Christmas present, that you like it.

B: Why does it NOT surprise me that he had a not such nice thought of what to do with the pickle?! SERIOUSLY?!
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Cucumbers are better 4 that!! (j/k)

L.Y.P.L.

- Mols

Tiff said...

What a great best friend. And My hubby would have thought of some great uses for the pickle too. LOL!

Bee said...

Toys?
What toys?
;op

Sherry said...

That is very cool! You could start your own tradition with any ornament. Something less likely to be mistaken for a "toy". ;o)

Tracy said...

I've seen those before in the local shops here. I thought about buying one, as I collect glass ornaments like the pickle is made out of, but I knew the my hubby would get the same ideas as PC. Great minds think alike I guess. Or should I say perverted minds think alike? Because I TOTALLY did not think of anything other than a pickle when I saw it..teehee.
And speaking of them being green and bumpy, I knew a guy who had a "birthmark" as he called it that made his look camoflaged.
Although, thinking on it now..I have no idea what that has to do with the pickle.

PC said...

Perverted? Oh Bless my virgin ears! I meerly thought "oh it is cute, like when your in a "pickle" and your best friend can help you out".
As for the bad thoughts, those are all inside my wifes head. She is the bad one, I am like the good little angel on your shoulder (insert Halo here)I am only here to guide her from evil and sin to the path of righteousness.
What scares me is she sees a 3 inch pickle, all green and bumpy, and thinks of something sexual. Oye, I have to go make a doctors appointment for a check up and an implant....Cheerio

Lisa said...

Ahahhahaaha. I love your best friend!