Clunes – n., pl. People who just won’t go.
With the holidays often comes clunes. Be they party guests or relatives, they just can’t seem to get enough of your company, beer, liquor, poker-playing skills, wide-screen TV, pumpkin pie, and CD collection. They are the ones whose kids end up falling asleep on the couch or in the spare room until the parents take them home, or they might just end up staying over with the grandparents, because the kids are being less of a nuisance than their mother and father are. Clunes also tend to hang out in your driveway, telling stories while drinking beer and smoking cigarettes or maybe more illegal substances, and this makes the risk of them hanging around even greater. It is bad enough that you are having to keep people in line at a holiday party, and if some guests get too rowdy, you might have the law on your lawn. It might not be so bad, after all, taking the clunes to the cooler will most definitely get them off your property and away from your booze. Next time there is a party, you could be the clune, just so someone else can know what its like.
One-liner of the Day:
Materialism: buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people that don’t matter.