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Santa Claus Nightmare

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So I ran across this posting a couple of weeks ago … it’s my own personal nightmare. In three and a half decades of wild living, I still haven’t managed to get within touching distance of Santa Claus.

(PS … while we don’t want Santa, the man, to come here, we will take his prizes.)

Santa Claus’s needed (Raleigh area)
Date: 2010-08-27, 11:08AM EDT

I need Santa Claus’s for my Christmas business. I will have time slots to fill on weekdays and weekends; mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Part-time and full-time positions for the month of December. Must pass background check.  $11/hr

Location: Raleigh area. Compensation: $11.00. This is a part-time job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. PostingID: 1921794187

I tried desperately to not pass on that neurosis to my son–the best reason I could come up with when he wanted to visit Santa at the mall was that with so many kids sitting on his lap he was ‘unsanitary’–but that was to cover my own paralyzing fear that the jolly ol’ elf might grab me. Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to explain to your child’s teacher why Santa is ‘unsanitary’?

Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor, and lover of chocolate. I write romance as Becky Moore, and children’s literature as Dolly Dozier. I'm a contributor with Frolic.Media, a book reviewer for BookPage, and I'm also an adjunct instructor in the Creative Writing Programs at Central Carolina Community College and Wake Technical Community College. And when I'm not writing or dreaming about writing, I'm out adventuring with my family.

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