Santa's Deflated and Can't Get Up
By Mindy Park
December 08, 2005 @ 1:33 AM
It's that time of the year when many people get into the holiday spirit. There are several ways this can be achieved. Families who have children usually have a giant inflatable snowman, Santa, and reindeer; however, this year I happened upon a sno globe--a big, plastic globe with swirling snow inside. What will they think of next? Then there are the simple, yet, elegant decoration of lights in white, laid softly upon the bushes and hung gracefully around the edged of one's roof.
The one I want to talk about is the deflated Santa I saw as I was driving by. He was laying flat on his face in the front of the house(for some us adults with active imaginations might say,â€ Santa had too much rum with his hot cocoa last night.") When I saw Santa down, I had to take a picture. I couldn't stop there though. I had to see his face. I boldly approached Santa and turned his face ever so gently like a mama placing a cozy blanket on her baby girl. And then I snapped his face and ran.
Imagine my surprise when I checked my photos of Santa. No one would ever know what could have caused his deflation, but his face wouldn't betray any secrets. He was still happy and exuberant just like the night before--standing and swaying with a raised hand.
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