Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Santa Claus

A conversation I overheard while standing in a Tesco checkout queue:

Father: Let's see what Santa Claus gets you.
Boy: There is no Santa Claus.
Father: Mummy spilled the beans, did she?
Boy: Yes.
Father: Well, as long as you don't tell your sister...
Boy: I won't.
Father: So. The magic has died for you. Well, it happens to everyone, in the end.

Shirley Temple apparently said, "I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."