Remember this time of the year when we were all little kids? We would go to a mall and there would be a Santa Claus there, and we (at least most of us) would sit on his lap and tell the good old man how good we had been behaving and what we wanted for Christmas?
Mosgiel, New Zealand - it is all as written above, but legislators decided to change a small detail: the part where kids sit on Santa’s lap. It’s the new law. And if you thought this law was passed because the young new-zealandians are over regular weight and they wanted to safeguard Santa’s legs, go read the title of the thread again.
When little kids meet Santa, there will be a separate chair for them to sit. Such chairs were built specially for this year’s Christmas. Gail Thompson, who is organizing the events in Mosgiel, explained to the press that this measure was taken to prevent future adults from questioning the behavior of Mr. Claus. Graham Glass, the local Santa, said that “the new law is totally ridiculous”.
Well, I never thought much bad of Santas when they were simply impotent old guys. But after the invention of Viagra, such a law may be a good thing after all.
-Ren, the reporter wannabe, is still wondering on the fact that Mosgiel has a local Santa. Do they elect him or is that hereditary?
Reminds me of an SNL sketch (what doesn’t remind me of that or Simpsons?):
Church Lady: Hello, I’m the Church Lady, and this is “Church Chat”. Well, you know, the holiday season has arrived. And, with it, a little letter from Toledo, Ohio. Let’s read that, shall we?
reading “Dear Church Lady: I am shocked at the number of people who bring their children to total strangers in Santa suits, and allow them to hold their young ones firmly on their pelvic regions, offer them candy and whisper, ‘Don’t be afraid to tell me what you really want!’ What causes this mass hysteria?” Signed, Elaine.
Well, Elaine, let’s examine thew word “Santa”, shall we? holds up board with “SANTA” spelled across it in removeable letters Santa. Let’s see, what have we got here? We’ve got an S and an A, an N, a T, and another A. Hmm… rearranges the letters Who could be causing all those laps to bounce up and down curiously? Who would help grown men peel the focus from the baby Jesus on his birthday? Who could it be, I just don’t know. Could it be… echo Satan!! the letters now spell “SATAN”
Anyway, sounds like a somewhat suspect law. I understand the reasoning, but yeesh.
Hehe yeah. I was never that comfortable with sitting on his lap when I was a little wee girl. Kinda related topic- I saw on the news like a week ago, that, in New Brunswick, (the next province over) the leading Santa for a Christmas parade was a past pedophile.
I don’t think its a bad idea to put safeguards like this considering the kinds of people they get to be Santas. Does anyone have a link or a link to a thread that showed the criminal record statistics?