You’re a grumpy hermetic outsider who hates the festivities going on down in the happy little town nearby. You’ve finally had enough and decide to take matters into your own hands to see an end to the joy and cheer.
Do you remember:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (HarperCollins, c1957)
I suspect many people know of the Grinch. Even if you’ve never read the original picture book, there’s plenty of exposure due to the two movies made of the story.
Like old Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, Seuss’s Grinch is very much opposed to the idea of Christmas and festivities. In fact, the Grinch is so opposed, he chooses to put a stop to it rather than allow it to continue on any longer. We’re not sure what has put him at odds with Christmas for fifty three years, but he’s not going to take it anymore…
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Rest Day Klopeinersee. Austria. 20km. Total 3879km
Cycle to Volkermarkt to get money. A luxurious café serves poppyseed cake and strudel. I have fun in the toilets using taps with an electronic eye. Richard Burton is dead. We had forgotten how many things we missed in Yugoslavia and Italy. Shop for food, coffees with postcard writing, We have spent far too much money today. It rains as we return; supper is inside the tent with Austrian wine. Read the map. It rains for about eight hours during the night, very hard.