I'm taking a break. My left eye is twitching. I can hardly hold my coffee cup because my hand is trembling. After several years of using the artificial prelit tree that we 'inherited' when my parents died, we had to send it off to the twinkling part of the landfill. I am allergic to real pine trees, love them, but develope severe hives just having one in the house. We decided to go out and get a less expensive new tree of the same type we had. In the 20 years since that tree was first used, things have changed. I think that I have discovered how the terrorists that hate us are going to be able to undermine and do us in. It's with things like the new tree that we bought. As I opened the big box it seemed fairly simple, 3 parts and a stand, and a single sheet of instructions. I put the bottom in the stand, located the plug that you put into the outlet and made sure that it was turned in the right direction. Started pulling the branches down and separating the little 'twigs' to fill out the tree. Hey!! The little twigs don't separate very well. They have the cord wrapped around them several times. Wait, not only is the cord wrapped around it, the little lights are twisted together too. Not just twisted, they are tied together in knots. And the reason that the section that I just finished looks so clumpy is because there are some of those little twigs that are actually twisted around each other 4 or 5 times. That can't happen accidentally when they are laying this thing in the box. Someone had to have done this while the tree was being put together. So...my theory is that those people in those other countries that make the things we buy and speak English with a weird accent (tenjuberrymud) (Peggy) are doing this deliberately so that we will be made insane trying to deal with the products that we think we need. Remember, this is all tongue in cheek, sarcasm, whatever you want to call it.