One Sick Christmas Essay

729 words - 3 pages

'Hurry up Joe! It's 10:15, your fifteen minutes late!' Claire screamed fromoutside the dressing room with a hint of a New York Accent. Claire was Santa's helper atthe mall.'I'm coming!' Joe yelled back. 'Stupid kids, I hate kids.' Joe mumbled to himselfwhile getting himself dressed.Joe was the Santa at the local mall. Since Joe had just been released from themental institution for insanity, the cost of the institution wiped him out of money so heneeded the job badly. When the job was offered to him he had to take it.Joe was a scrawny man. Not your usual Santa Clause. He had no rosy cheeks orround belly, he didn't have the hearty laugh nor real white hair. His ribs poked out of hisskin and his stomach looked like an empty cave. His eyes were pushed into his head waymore than most people, the dark rings circling his made his eyes look like they were goingto pop out any second. The bones of his cheeks showed through his dry, pale skin makinghim look like a zombie.'Let's go now!!' Claire screeched at the top of her lungs.Claire meant this time. Quickly, Joe stumbled out of the dressing room in a clumsyfashion. Looking like he had just chugged a couple of kegs, dragged his oversized Santacoat and pants with him hopping they wouldn't fall down and left the dressing room. Joeand Claire walked toward where Santa's hut was while watching a crowd gather around it.'Ya know Claire,' Joe said, 'I really hate my job.''Really,' replied Claire in a sarcastic tone, 'Who doesn't hate little brats crawlingaround on your lap.'Joe sat down in his special Santa chair and waited for the first child to comeforward.The fist kid was about five yrs. old. Joe thought he was disgusting. The child waswearing cuarteroy overalls with a white turtleneck underneath. The cuarteroys had crustystains of peanut butter all down the front of his navy blue overalls. Making a revoltingcontrast between colors. The turtleneck seemed to have lost its whiteness a long timeago. It was imbedded with red pasta sauce and olive chunks glued to the sauce. His facewasn't very...

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