Santa fired from Macy's store in San Francisco over jokes
SAN FRANCISCO — Santa Claus has been fired from a Macy's store in San Francisco for being a bit too jolly.The San Francisco Chronicle says John Toomey, who played Santa at the Union Square store for 20 years, was told Saturday that his "ho-ho-hoeing" days are over because an adult couple complained about his jokes.
The 68-year-old Toomey says he asks older people who sit on his lap if they've been good. When they answer yes, he replies: "Gee, that's too bad."
If they ask why Santa's so jolly, Toomey says it's because he knows where all the naughty boys and girls live.
Toomey says he doesn't make such jokes with kids and he's asking Macy's to reconsider.
Macy's spokeswoman Betsy Nelson tells the Examiner that the store can't comment on personnel matters.
Well, this is where we are in history now, during the Christmas season, I would think you would need a smidgen of a sense of humor, some people lack it. What is really interesting is that instead of just kissing it off, someone actually complained about it. And whats worse, is Macy's actually fired the man.....
What a wacky world we live in, Political Correctness perhaps?