Uh oh. When dads know how to use Photoshop, that's how we know it's over for the rest of us. Photo editing skills bring dad joke capabilities to a whole new level. And the dad in this story is a prime example. You see, he was tasked with buying his family's Christmas tree. By himself. His wife was too busy to go with him.
So he thought he would have a little fun and trick her into thinking he bought a gigantic tree too big to even fit in their house. Eeplesandbaneenees85 posted the whole hilarious text conversation between their mom and dad on Imgur for all to see.
When I first saw the picture, I didn't think the tree looked that big. But then I realized that's a minivan it's sitting on top of. And can you imagine a 13- or 14-foot tall tree? I googled the average home ceiling height today, and it's nine feet. Nine! This tree could not even stand up straight in most rooms of most houses.
I can't even see Mom's text response yet, but I can already imagine her furiously typing away, about to go off on Dad for his impractical tree choice. No matter what you send Dads to buy, whether it's groceries or Christmas trees, they can never manage to do it right! What is that?!
I really feel that mom's facepalm emoji. I would be so mad if I was her! Dad is cruel too. The "It'll be fine" shortly followed by the "Ok. It's not fine" is brutal. Once you know he's messing with her, it's pretty funny, but when you put yourself in her shoes, you can totally see why she freaks out.
Now, you may be saying to yourself that this is a pretty poor Photoshop job. And I agree. But when you're Mom, and you're out running errands, and you get a picture of this monstrosity on your phone that you glance at while in the grocery store, you might not see the blurry edges. All you will see is a giant tree scraping your ceiling and taking up your entire living room.
I can imagine Dad's comment about needing more lights sent Mom over the edge. He already probably spent a fortune on the tree itself, damaged their ceiling getting it into the house, and now he's telling her they need 20 more strands of lights!
I would blow a gasket if I was Mom. I don't know how she kept so calm through this whole exchange. At least Dad knew when it was time to stop. He really had her going, and, aside from the actual picture of the tree, the whole thing was pretty convincing. I can't imagine the wave of relief that coursed through Mom's veins when she finally realized it was all a joke. Relief...followed by flames of anger, I bet!
Oh sure, try to make nice with the lovey emoji face. It's all over for Dad. He thought he was playing the joke on Mom, but guess what? Joke's on him because now she's mad! Christmas will not be the same now.
If he'd gone with that first photo, there's no way she would have believed him. He opted for the long game, and that's what ultimately got him in more trouble. As I said, it's a dangerous thing when dads learn Photoshop. The dad jokes have reached peak dadness. We're all doomed.