Alex Massie

The Way We Live Now...

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Christmas relationships, courtesy of DCist:

A Christmas tree lot on Wisconsin Avenue at about 9 p.m.:

A busy, attractive, professional, unmarried couple in their early 30s who are clearly still in their work clothes.

Guy to tree-seller: "We'll take this wreath."

Tree-seller to couple: "Don't you want a Christmas tree?"

Couple awkwardly look at each other.

Girl: "We can't commit to that right now."


Picture of old-time DC tree-sellers from here.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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