Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Drunk Santa

By Fred
I'm sure that being Santa is not easy. Talk about pressure... But there is code of basic human decency, and it does not allow for being drunk and passed out on Main street in Dunedin, especially with the little children and puppies passing by.

There's only so much you can do to overlook a person's moral failings, even when that person brought you a cool chemistry set when you were a kid.

And so here was Santa once again, motionless and worrisome to Coach just like the last time we saw him, only today Santa was face-down drunk on the sidewalk, sleeping like a log.

What brings a man to this point, his face smashed against rotting leaves and cigarette butts?

We could have turned away but it was time for Coach to grow up and take a look at the unpleasant side of life.

Gradually we approached--no reason to be afraid.

A quick sniff and we decide to move on. Santa is not scary. Santa is not bad. He's just a little drunk.

1 comment:

  1. Oh My coach, you made us laugh, Poor Santa and in public.

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