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Santas discouraged from yelling 'Ho Ho Ho!'
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A recruiting agency is asking the Santas they hire to work in malls not to yell ''Ho Ho Ho!'' because it scares children. ''We're trying to divert them off going 'ho ho ho!' ... for some children it can seem a bit ferocious,'' said Sian Barber of Westaff Recruitment. In this new, sensitive age, Santas are being taught ''Santa patter'' for talking to children the right way, and being selected based on their ability to listen and show patience, warmth and understanding.
This reminds me of that scene in "Christmas Story". You know the one. "hurry up kid! santa's gotta go home!"
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2001
Boy, that's a lot of goddam shit.
-- Mr. Laffs (email@example.com), December 06, 2001.