13.12.03

Want a laugh? I've seen similar eventual retractions as here. I don't know where BeneDiction found this but it is unfortunately just an exaggeration of what can happen.

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Check out RealLivePreacher's Christmas story in instalments. Well worth reading.

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you have one already
Each Saturday in its employment section the Sydney Morning Herald runs a mini interview looking at some unusual occupation. Today's was with a man who is Santa Claus in a large city department store. This man is obviously compassionate and has a rapport with children, as he speaks of them stopping crying as they sit on his lap. He recounts this:

I had a two year old Down syndrome boy sit on my lap. He was absolutely beautiful. His mother said, "What he wants for Christmas is a perfectly formed baby brother." I looked up at her and said," I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you already have one."

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9.12.03

you know it must be Christmas when...(II)
...when the newspaper talks of a strike next week by postal workers. What's next? There's a choice of a strike by brewery workers, petrol distillers or airline staff at the beginning of the holidays. Sometimes we have more than one of these simultaneously. Sometimes the treats actually eventuate. Usually, they remain as threats, hanging over the heads of different people.

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you know it must be Christmas when...(I)
...the letterbox is stuffed with catalogues of all shapes and sizes. Toys, jewellery, whitegoods, tyres, mobile phones, electronic goods such as digital cameras and VCRs. All these were advertised in my letterbox yesteerday, along with menus from teh local pizz takeaway and the Chinese restaurant. Hidden at the bottom were two Christmas cards and three bills.

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8.12.03

The twelve days of Kitschmas. Well worth checking out.

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