I love this story. I mean, I shouldn’t, but give it a chance.
Mary Trent says she was shocked by the behaviour of the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market Santa Claus as her son approached him. After Santa arrived a half hour late for his appearance, he proceeded to insult the boy’s red plaid coat.
“The first thing he tells my son is, ‘Oh, you look like Paul Bunyan,’ ” she said. “Really? Is that appropriate?
“Then he said, ‘Oh, you’re wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs tuque, you shouldn’t be wearing that, they suck.’ At that point, I took my son and told him we should go, Santa isn’t being very good today.”
Trent said her son was inconsolable and cried all the way home to Mississauga.
I mean, that’s a bad deal for the kid and all. I know, I know. It’s just too absurd to be true, like out of a Christmas movie. Or “Bad Santa,” if you don’t count it as one.
Trent’s post prompted an online apology Thursday from the organizers via Facebook. Mathew Rosenblatt, creator of the European-style event, confirmed to the Toronto Sun that Saint Nick had been fired.
“The person that had spoken those words is no longer at the Toronto Christmas Market and will not be there in the future,” Rosenblatt said.
The poor kid’s having a rough initiation to being a Leafs fan. So far in his lifetime they’ve finished 13th, 13th and been locked out, and he’s been told by Santa Claus that they suck.
Come on. Kinda funny.