It seems that the Australians are serious about tuning their country into the land of the Grinch! I mentioned a few posts back that the Ozzy store Santa Claus’s that were hired were told that it was preferred that they not laugh the traditional Santa expression Ho-Ho-Ho. According to one Santa it gone past a recommendation. According to a Reuter’s article, 70-year-old John Oakes, a three year Santa Claus veteran, has reported that he was fired for singing Jingle Bells and saying Ho-Ho-Ho instead of saying Ha-Ha-Ha. The store claims it was his attitude, yeah right, I have seen that kind of game played before by corporations. I guess that also means that all the little children who hang their stocking by the chimney with care, can expect a to find a lump of coal in them Christmas morning. The upside would be if they did not want to wait around for the time and effort it takes for the coal to become a diamond they could at least burn it for fuel, assuming the Ozzy environmental warriors would let them.
It seems that the Ozzies are buying into the Christmas Grinch philosophy full throttle. Bah Humbug and a Miserable Merry Christmas to you also!!!
On a more cheery Christmas note another less ordinary Christmas gift link. This one is an almost perfect nostalgia gift for those forty-something mommies and daddies:
For those late boomers wanting to take a nostalgia trip or any of you xer’s wanting to see what many of your parents were
wasting, err. I mean investing their allowance on in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s; how about some very unusual stickers, the precursors of the garbage pail kids stickers! I plead the Fifth Amendment (and if that doesn’t fly, I plead stupidity) on even knowing about such rubbish. But if you are interested you better hurry as they have limited quantities of these collectors’ items that will eventually be gone forever or at least until somebody finds some other warehouse with boxes containing these long forgotten treasures.
Wow what says Christmas to your honey like Jewelry! And if your shoes squeak when you walk (mine do), I can think of no better way to give a gift of jewelry than to be thrifty also. Another less ordinary Christmas gift link: a do-it-yourself real pearl necklace gift!