:: Santa came to Guildford and his helper was a dork ::

Okay, so last night we trek out to Guildford, not that it is a super long way to go - but Paul had been at work all day and I had been out gallivanting through the mall, costco & various other stores to accomplish my to-do list and was quite frankly DONE! But we had said that Friday night we were going to take Jacob to Guildford and have his picture with Santa.

So off we go, I was in The Gap having them check my prices on some items that we had purchased a few weeks ago and so I sent Paul down to line up for Santa because on the website for the mall it said to get there a half hour prior to Santa closing to ensure you get your picture with Santa.

So Paul arrives at Santa around 7:25 - give or take a few minutes. I meet him there about 7:40 - when Santa's helper comes around to our side of the line and states (at 7:47) that Santa will not get to see us tonight. Now she doesn't say anything sweet to say and doesn't even encourage us to come back she says this "You may as well leave as you won't see Santa tonight, the cut of is right there behind that man" okay fair enough - you have to have a cut off but have you not seen us standing here for 25 minutes? So to that she says "well it takes a half hour for the people that are on the red carpet to get to Santa so you won't see him tonight" - Okay Mrs. Claus we get it, but why the heck didn't' you tell us that at 7:30 when the last people got onto the red carpet! She was not Santa's helper at all!

I was trying to reason with her, because she let 2 sets of kids go in to see Santa after 8:00 - Lady if you are going to stand your ground with us and say that Santa needs to leave at 8:00 on the dot than at least don't let anyone else sit with Santa after 8:00!!!

I guess we will try to go back to visit the dreaded Mrs. Claus sometime next week but not because we want to but because I love the way this Santa looks, he's sweet and tender not the fake smile but a real genuine sweet spirit.

I was so choked, but I didn't let it ruin our evening - we continued on and did some other running around that we needed to do...So wait with baited breath for Jacob's picture with Santa...It will happen before Christmas!


Lisa B. said...

Merry Christmas to you to Mrs. Clause! Apparently she didn't have her latte yesterday to keep her spirit sweet and cheerful amdist the holiday stress.

If you want another Santa, we took Miss Madelyne down to Christmas at Canada Place and the Santa was great there, plus, you get to see all the old Woodward's windows and there's a train you can ride on.

Amanda said...

Oh Shawna you made my morning! I laughed so hard at your title but then I felt bad when I read your post! Poor guys! What outfit did you have Jacob in for the picture?

Canadian Kristin said...

You shoulda wacked her upside the head with one of those big candy canes... Jacob is young enough, he would never remember the year Mommy took out Mrs. Clause! ;-)

kevin and steph said...

yes- a similar thing happened to us the first time we waited. we were warned that we might not get to see santa because he had to leave to "feed his reindeer" at 3:30pm (probably code for coffee/smoke break!) i held out with the hope that santa would have it in his heart to have a 2 minute visit with a baby that had already waited long...but NOoooo, those elves were rascally and we were cut off right at the red carpet to his magic kingdom! supply and demand would suggest setting up another santa booth, but i guess the kids would catch on to that one! good luck getting in to see santa:)


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