Dec. 3, 2011; Reno, NV, USA; Santa Claus conducts the Nevada Wolf Pack band before the Idaho Vandals game at MacKay Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-USA TODAY Sports

Santa: Jerk Or Honest? Or An Honest Jerk?

This time of year is for warm fuzzies and kindness. It’s also for honesty, is it not? A Santa at a mall in Ontario was fired from his job for voicing his opinion and making a little Leafs fan cry.

It was a busy day in Toronto, the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market was ablaze with Christmas shoppers. Marty Trent decided to take her 3 year old son to see Santa Clause. Little boy gets all decked out in his red plaid jacket and his Maple Leafs hat.

Ok, first of all, should I fault the mother for allowing her child to wear this? Oh, settle down. Of course I didn’t mean that. I believe that children, as long as clothes are clean and appropriate, should be able to self-express. My 9 year old loves to wear bright striped and plaid polo shirts with striped dual-colored sports shorts of completely different colors, and a bright orange hat. (At least he doesn’t still wear his favorite cape around daily.) My daughter wears two different colored socks, and my older son loves to wear, and this kills me, Gators shirts. I’m a die hard Seminole’s fan. I’m not sure if it’s because I dropped him on his head when he was born, or perhaps lack of oxygen to his brain, but my younger son is also a Penguin’s fan. I allow them to self-express.

So this kid goes up to Santa, who first makes fun of his jacket and asks him if he’s Paul Bunyan. The kid didn’t even know who Paul Bunyan was. Then, and this is priceless, Santa tells the kid “Oh, you’re wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs tuque (hat), you shouldn’t be wearing that, they suck.”The mother tells her kid that Santa’s being bad and they leave.

Apparently the kid cried all the way home to Mississauga.

“He wanted to know who Paul Bunyan was? He wanted to know why Santa said the Toronto Maple Leafs suck,” Trent told the Toronto Sun. “I told him Santa was having a bad day. I can’t really tell him Santa’s a jerk.”

Sure ya can! Haha, I’m sorry. This is just too funny to me. Poor little kid. The mom ended up voicing complaints on Facebook. Then, the Grinch fired Santa.

Kids, there will be no Christmas this year. Santa can’t afford to buy your toys. He lost his job. Blame it on the Leafs fans. Someone give Santa a job! Trent says that her son was “very, very upset”. If someone telling the kid that the Leafs suck upsets him that bad, then he has a miserable future ahead of him. He’ll come home crying every day!

-I know, what a horrible person am I? I don’t hate the Leafs. I just couldn’t resist writing this article though. It would have been hilarious had the kid lived in Boston and was wearing a Bruins hat. Oh, that would have SO made my day! But seriously, the kid needs to get used to it. We love the Bolts. But if my children cried every time someone said the Lightning suck, then… well, I won’t even go there.

Dolly Dolce


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