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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 ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

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