Saturday, December 24, 2016

HO! HO! HO!

    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.

29 comments:

  1. It's more than the beard; it's your friendly face that's drawing them. Merry Christmas.

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  2. What a delightful story. Happy Christmas to you.

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    1. Thanks. I hope you had a great christmas. I know your Christmas is over by now.

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  3. Merry Christmas, Santa! You do have a resemblance to the other Red One, Red. Merry Christmas to you and yours! :-)

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    1. Thanks. well, some little kids thought they recognized something.

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    1. This is one of the things where I could say, "It could only happen to me."

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    1. Thanks Adam. I hope you had a good one.

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  6. Awww....that's a cute story. You do kind of look like the jolly elf! Merry Christmas to you!

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  7. Ha! A white beard = Santa if you are a little one. Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Well, some poor little kids had fun!

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  8. Hi Red, That's pretty neat those little kids thinking you were Santa! Next year how about you get the full costume and be the Official Mall Santa? :-) Merry Christmas to you and the Micromanager!

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    1. Well, I think I'll skip the real sana bit. I have a friend who does the Santa thing.

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  9. You would make a good Santa. Hope you have had a Merry Christmas.

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  10. You should dress in red Red!! Happy Christmas! :)

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  11. You make a GREAT Santa. Enjoy that doppleganger effect all season long.

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  12. It may be my memory but I don't recall ever seeing you with a beard before. The old photo on your blog had yo clean shaven I'm sure. I've had a beard for 45 years and my children have never seen me clean-shaven. Have a very Happy Boxing Day now that you've done your work for this year nanta!

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  13. I love it, when I saw your beard I wondered if it was to pose with family in costume.I was at a Target to sing and wearing their signature red shirt. I had 2 people ask questions about where products were and got a good giggle.

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  14. Great story Sir RED Elf - I knew you were connected to the people at the pole :) Happiness Brother.

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  15. Dear Santa,
    I asked for world peace and an end to human practices that target endangered animals and birds but nothing happened. Now I am not sure that you even exist... but I believe in The Micro Manager.
    Love from
    Yorkshire

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  16. You could be a real Father Christmas next year!

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  17. Yes, the beard makes you look the part!

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  18. Yes, you do favor the jolly fella! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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