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Old 12-31-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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It is a creepy tradition.

Of maybe it was a harmless tradition left over from a time when society didn't have creeps all over the place. People respected each other way more. Men wore suits to baseball games. Those days.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Of maybe it was a harmless tradition left over from a time when society didn't have creeps all over the place. People respected each other way more. Men wore suits to baseball games. Those days.
No.
The creeps were covered up.
The abuse/rapes weren't talked about.
There was no time these activities were not rampant.
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:31 PM
 
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I think one of the other things is there is a long term media portrayal of Santas being drunken reprobates. I can remember seeing black-and-white movies where Santas go to the same bar after work and they’re drunk and disgusting. Now I can imagine this does happen on occasion, but I would bet most of them are very much like my husband was, a college student who was active in the drama society getting a Christmas job.

By the way, he was also the Easter Bunny.

He enjoyed being Santa, and he took it seriously. And also, there are companies who put on Santa, and elves and photographic things every year. If one company makes a huge error like that, by hiring a drunken person, they’re not going back into that mall the next year. It’s done. And the word will get around and their company will be done. These companies don’t make tons of money and they’re doing seasonal work — they can’t afford to hire creeps.

I stand with if your kid doesn’t want to do it you don’t make them do it. But to sit there and condemn the whole thing sounds very much like “I’m ever so much smarter than all the rest of you. I don’t understand why you don’t do exactly what I am doing.”
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:32 AM
 
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I agree that parents should make the best choices for their kids. For the parents who want to teach their children boundaries and/or protect them from the evil that could lurk behind the beard, you should also make other arrangements for how gifts are delivered. Because, after all, how do you explain it is ok to leave milk and cookies out for a man who will be breaking and entering?
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:48 AM
 
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Is there a cure anywhere on the horizon for this epidemic of paranoia (a recognized illness) that has become the norm of every-day society? It's become fairly alarming since few people are aware that they, along with their paranoid neighbors, are suffering from this malady. May I ask for a show of hands on this thread from anyone who is NOT paranoid and they actually KNOW this?
I'n NOT paranoid....and none of my kids sat on "Santa's" lap....though I do remember a lot of kids crying as they were forced to.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:29 PM
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But what will you do if the pants do need to come off? (do you mean pants like trousers or pants like underwear? the issue with my daughter both times was refusing to take off her trousers so the doctor /PT could see her legs) If there's a specific issue in that area that needs to be seen.
I know this is way off topic when we're supposed to be talking about Santa, my daughter had a mole that was covered up by even a swimsuit. She went to the doctor for a sports physical. She must have had a "thong" on and the doctor saw the mole and said she should have it removed. It was melanoma. That was 28 years ago. Thank G*d, the doctor lifted her patient gown and saw the mole. It was completely serendipitous.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:30 PM
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I read that woman's story. I think she needs psychiatric help. She is a nutbag. Making Santa out to be a pervert. How crazy is that.
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:24 PM
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I know this is way off topic when we're supposed to be talking about Santa, my daughter had a mole that was covered up by even a swimsuit. She went to the doctor for a sports physical. She must have had a "thong" on and the doctor saw the mole and said she should have it removed. It was melanoma. That was 28 years ago. Thank G*d, the doctor lifted her patient gown and saw the mole. It was completely serendipitous.
18 years ago, not 28. Was on my phone.
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:30 PM
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Of maybe it was a harmless tradition left over from a time when society didn't have creeps all over the place. .
Plenty of creeps back then. Lots of creeps and perverts. It was just covered up a lot more.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:52 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I agree with letting the kids decide for themselves. Makes no sense to me how some parents try to force their kids to fulfill their expectations, especially with something that doesn't even really matter.
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