Delicious tears of unfathomable sadness: A Louisiana woman’s dragon Christmas display is making at least one Christian neighbor angry and upset.
Every year author Diana Rowland decorates her lawn with inflatable dragons for Halloween and Christmas. However, this year one angry neighbor sent a mean-spirited anonymous note complaining about the dragon Christmas display featuring dragons dressed in garland and Santa hats.
In a tweet that went viral, Rowland posted a photo of her dragon Christmas display as well as a photo of the anonymous note she received from her angry Christian neighbor:
Our dragon holiday display got fan mail! (And apparently the “true meaning of Christmas” involves judgmental bullshit?) � pic.twitter.com/7NLZKkEW2x
— Diana Rowland (@dianarowland) December 15, 2018
Our dragon holiday display got fan mail! (And apparently the “true meaning of Christmas” involves judgmental bullshit?)
The letter from the anonymous Christian neighbor reads:
YOUR DRAGON DISPLAY IS ONLY MARGINALLY ACCEPTABLE AT HALLOWEEN.
IT IS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE AT CHRISTMAS.
IT MAKES YOUR NEIGHBORS WONDER IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A DEMONIC CULT.
PLEASE CONSIDER REMOVING THE DRAGONS.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND HELP YOU TO KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS.
(Remember, nothing says “obnoxious Christian” like a passive-aggressive “May God Bless You.”)
Rowland said she didn’t know who the letter came from:
I have no idea who the letter came from. I know it didn’t come from any of my immediate neighbors, because they’re all awesome and cool and very supportive of the dragons!
An update to yesterday’s tweet re the letter I received from an anonymous, judgy-mcjudgyface neighbor who disapproved of my dragon display and asked me to consider removing them: I have added more dragons. pic.twitter.com/OxsFQs5yQ1
— Diana Rowland (@dianarowland) December 16, 2018
The Washington Post reports:
The story of Rowland’s decision — admirable defiance to some, pettiness to others — has apparently struck a nerve.
The tweet was viewed millions of times, retweeted and commented on until it drew headlines as far away as countries like Germany, France, and Mexico.
Rowland told The Washington Post:
Apparently this resonates with a lot of people, having a weird, judgy neighbor. Everyone has that story of the crazy neighbor or the pushy neighbor, the one who sends passive-aggressive notes about where you should put your garbage. And yes, now I have stood up to that person.
Bottom line: A Louisiana woman’s dragon Christmas display is making at least one Christian neighbor angry and upset, while providing laughter and good cheer for the rest of us.