Poor Santa...... It seems he's been taking a lot of heat lately. I'm sure some of you noticed this morning on "yahoo" that in Sydney, Australia, the Santa's have been instruced to say "ha ha ha" instead of "ho ho ho" because the latter could be offensive to women! (I mean wasn't it bad enough when he had to stop being "merry and gay?") pullleeeezzz!!!!
And now if that isn't bad enough..... Britain has taken a stand on childhood obesity and want their Santa's to trim down, stating that the fat, jolly Santa's don't portray the proper image
Apparently, the cookies hit the fan when a medical report was released earlier this month stating that by the year 2050, more than 50% of Brits will be obese. Bluewater Shopping Centre, located in Greenhithe, Kent has tackled the issue by setting up a Santa Bootcamp. According to the DailyMail/UK, Fiona Campbell-Reilly was quoted as saying,
"Santa has been around for years, but society has changed and our Santa needs to reflect this. Bluewater's Santa's Bootcamp is getting Santa in shape and setting a good example to children who idolise him."
Well.... I for one say "Leave poor Santa alone!!!" He's been doing his job for centuries and centuries and I think the majority of his clients are pretty happy with his performance. I mean - I think making lifestyle changes and improving one's health is most definitely something to be admired, but I also think that it's a personal decision. I think that if and when Santa makes the decision to join a fitness club and reduce is BMI, it should be his decision and his decision alone, and at that time I will heartily applaud his actions, but until then...... "let the poor guy do his job!!"
In closing, just let me say, "ha ha ha, Merry Christmas!"