A while ago I told you that I was doing a 4 hour shift selling books and other things for the Nature Center bookstore in one of the larger malls. I like this shift and look forward to it every year. I like watching people. I have a front row seat as people go back and forth in the mall. Then lots of people stop to browse and see if there's anything that would be good gift. Some people just stop to visit. Many of them have something to ask about the natural world. Others have something they want to tell you.
Now I like kids...little kids. Usually little kids go by my stall and don't even notice it. The other day I noticed the odd little kid gave me a wave and smile. I wondered about this. Then a mother was talking to me and the toddler was in the shopping cart. This little kid was really giving me the big smile. Then I heard her say "nanta". Oops ! I got it.
These poor little kids were going by me and thinking that I was Santa Claus! Wow! I didn't think I looked that old!
I guess the white beard did it for these little guys. I wonder what they would have done if I had my red fleece on?
So this is my Christmas Eve story.
Have a wonderful Christmas.