Sunday, November 20, 2011

A missed opportunity... and a plea

As one arrived at work one noticed a big Labrador sitting patiently in the line to see Santa. The first thought was that it was probably a guide dog in training (a lot of them are brought there for socialisation) and then one realised he was pretty big to be that, and there was no smart dog coat on. Then one noticed that his owner had reindeer antlers in his hand. Oh dear gods someone was taking their dog to see Santa...

Then more arrived, all fractious and excited, barking and yipping as they tugged and danced around on their leads. Looking at it one suddenly realised it was pet day. The day pet owners bring along their fur kids to have their picture taken with Santa. The owners had an assortment of elf hats, reindeer antlers and Santa hats... as if being stuck next to Santa and having you picture taken isn't humiliating enough... you are owned by someone who is going to stick you into a costume for the event.

Soon the line had stretched along as everyone waited impatiently, and all one could think was the Coffee Club must be thrilled at this and wonder which poor sod gets to clean the floor. Seriously what responsible pet owner would think that bringing their animal to a noisy shopping centre is a good idea? Let us not even dwell on why you would want to shove them in a hat for the occasion.

And then the thought crossed the mind that we had missed a wonderful opportunity...
We could have brought the cat. Not shoved it in an elf hat, after all one is homicidal not suicidal. He reckons it would be an each way bet... Santa or the cat. Santa does have a large sack... the cat might not make it J

6 comments:

Vixen4770 said...

ROFL

THIS is why I love you piece

Lissa said...

Well that certainly went in a different direction than expected. As I read along I was sure that you were going to say that you wanted a photo take on Santa's lap. I mean... wouldn't that be just darling?

Master's piece said...

You know Lissa if you haven't met Vixen... you two have things in common. A superb underarm bowling style not being the least of it :/

Vixen4770 said...

*weg*

webcam

all i am gonna say

Master's piece said...

~Flutters eyelashes in complete innocence~

Lissa said...

You just make it so easy!