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From whom it has concerned November 10, 2012

Posted by mareserinitatis in feminism.
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I was buying some items at Barnes and Noble today when the cashier asked if I wanted to buy a book to donate.  I picked a Lego book of some sort, and the cashier handed me a card and asked me to fill in the “From” line.  I contemplated a second, and he said, “You can just write in Santa if you like.”

That didn’t feel quite right, so I wrote in, “Santa and Mrs. Claus.”  (Does Mrs. Claus have a first name?  I feel horrible for not knowing.)

The cashier looked and smiled.  “Hmm…no one has written that before.  But you know, that makes sense.  She’s probably the brains of the operation, planning everything out.  She should get some credit, too.”

Indeed, she should.   But I imagine the elves are going to complain that they were left out…or the reindeer.

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1. katiedid - November 10, 2012

My mom always used to have at least one gift to each of my sisters and me just from Mrs. Claus and some from both Santa and Mrs. Claus. I carried on the tradition with my son!

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2. fargojones - November 10, 2012

Bravo

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3. schumi23 - November 11, 2012

Is it just me, or is this a really clever scheme by B&N to get you to purchase more books?
In addition to the book you were already going to buy, they convince you, and many others, to buy an additional book – to donate to charity (Something they conveniently set up, and are encouraging.)
As you are donating it to charity, I think there is also a fair chance that you would choose a book which you like, one which you found good.
One which you already owned.
One which you were not going to purchase anyway.

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4. Brian J Hoskins (@BrianJHoskins) - November 11, 2012

The physics of Santa and his Reindeer: http://www.daclarke.org/Humour/santa.html

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5. Fluxor - November 20, 2012

I just had to google mrs. claus after this post to find out her first name. 🙂

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