Holidays can be great time to relax, eat and enjoy some good company. You might be lighting candles during Kwanzaa, holding an Easter egg hunt or enjoying a Thanksgiving feast, but for many of us, these picture-perfect holidays are not reality. Instead we deal with weird uncles or crazy aunts, undercooked turkeys, massive amounts of traffic and unusual gifts from relatives we never see. For all those people who have the interesting holiday experience, know that you are not alone.
Ninja New Year
Finance senior Nelda Gomez had to get creative during New Year’s. After going out and shooting fireworks, Nelda and her family returned home. However, when they got home late that night, they realized that the power was out on the entire block. This would normally not be a problem, but they were so used to getting into the house by the garage code, no one had their house keys. So Nelda’s mom had to climb on the roof to a window on the second floor and open it. Nelda was boosted in through the window and into the house and proceeded to let everyone in. This late-night New Year ninja stunt won’t be forgotten.
Onesies and Wedgies
Broadcast journalism senior Riley Vaughan also had a hilarious experience over the holidays. One Christmas, Riley’s mother bought her, her brother and her sister matching onesies. This alone is hilarious, but it gets better.
However, she bought them all the same size, and Riley’s older brother was not the same size as Riley and her sister. So the “butt flap” was somewhere around Riley’s brother’s lower back. They thought that this was funny, so he went to sleep in the onesie. However, during the night, Riley’s brother’s crotch fell asleep, because of the tight pajamas. Their experience is one that shall not be forgotten.
Psychology junior Becki Heisig had an especially gross experience during Thanksgiving on year. Her two cousins were cutting up vegetables together in teamwork effort where one cousin would cut part of the vegetable, and the other one would finish cutting it. Obviously, this did not go as planned. One of the cousins ended up cutting into the other’s finger, and there was blood.
Somewhere in the mess Becki’s elderly great grandmother decided she wanted to taste-test some of the freshly-cut veggies. So, thinking that the blood was some sort of sauce, great-grandma ate a few pieces of the bloody vegetables. Although this is very gross and not safe, it’ll still be a funny story to tell for generations to come in the Heisig family.