Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Federal Court System & Wal-Mart Aren't In Cahoots

When I was growing up, the day after Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the Christmas season. As I've gotten older, I've seen that change as mass marketers and retailers want to wring as much money out of our pockets as possible, for as long as possible. For a while I would see the Christmas things come out mid-November, then the day after Halloween. Now the Christmas items start seeping out almost as soon as Labor Day is over. It's like the Christmas decorations have to come out of the closet to make room for the white shoes to be put away.

Well, the Federal Government must not have gotten the memo from Wal-Mart about the Christmas season being in nearly full swing, because
Santa has been called to jury duty for Federal District Court in North Arkansas. The good news for all the children, he sent an email and got excused from the week before Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas. Meet my stepdad, whose true location must remain secret since his identity is not.

Mrs. Claus will be driving the sleigh every day, one hour each way, so be on the lookout if you're in North Arkansas. They pay for mileage, but how do you figure that for the reindeer?


Mari said...

He makes a good Santa!

Cherylann said...

Christmas stuff comes out on 8/25 here at w-m every year....the 1st day of school.

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