Friday, December 10, 2010

Let's Kill Santa.....

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?


  1. Why would any adult take Santa seriously anyway?

  2. Good grief! I would have been fired on the first day I fear,

  3. What would Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar think?

  4. What bunch of BS, especially at Christmas time!
    HD Fla.

  5. What are adults doing sitting on Santa's lap? The adults desired the comments they got! I feel a rant coming on so I will shut-up. Judy

  6. I cannot believe that anyone would find it in their heart to complain about anything so trivial especially during the Holiday Season, must have been the relative of the grouchy guy who was the manager of the Macys as portrayed in the movie Miracle on 34th st, where they wanted to fire Santa also.
    Anissia FtWayne

  7. Somehow I am not surprised, it is in San Francisco , wacky wonderland of fruits and nuts.

  8. Well if you certainly want to experience the warm experience of the Christmas Season San Francisco is certainly the place to go, the people there are so understanding, generous, tolerant.....
    Hey, wait, I thought San Francisco was tolerant.....unless you have a bawdy joke or statement that upset an adult......
    Maybe the Santa needs Political Correctness Training, using a car battery and jumper cables at some vital organs......
    Only in San Francisco.