20% of people say they’ve hurt themselves putting up a Christmas tree, according to a new survey. In the same survey last year, only 9% said they’d been hurt.
People are going all-out on Christmas decorating this year to try to make the holidays feel special. And that means . . . people hurting themselves like CRAZY.
That could mean one of two things:
1. They asked a much more injury-prone sample of people this year . . .
2. Tons of people have gotten hurt this year.
The correct answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Perhaps more of us, in general, are putting up trees who haven’t much, before – especially since fewer people are travelling to visit where a decorated tree will be. Or, this is tied to the fact that real trees just about sold out, this year, and never have, before… So, you have a lot of folks putting up a real tree, who never have. Maybe it has to do with some of us taking out long-stored artificial trees, we haven’t used in years – only to find that they’re coming apart, or just not safe.
Men are almost three times more likely to get hurt putting up the tree than women.
There’s more tree trouble, here: (Value Penguin)