Dear Santa Claus …

Yesterday, Wednesday, 17 November, the French P.O. opened its ‘Santa Claus’ office.

Yesterday, Wednesday, 17 November, the French P.O. opened its ‘Santa Claus’ office. This means that you can again now write to the old guy asking him to bring you that gift you’ve been dreaming of since last Christmas morning when you found that it was not in the stocking you’d left under the tree.

It is fifty years now that the French post office’s ‘Santa’ office accepts letters written to Santa, even if just the word Santa is written on the envelope.

Every letter is replied to.

In 2009, 1.2 million such letters to Santa had arrived.

The post office had also received 150,000 emails addressed to Santa last year.To those it had also replied.

To cope with such a volume of mail, the post office employs sixty ‘Santa secretaries’.

Most of the letter writers are aged between three and nine, and each one receives back a letter from Santa with some cut-out stickers.

While I wonder why, if the French Post Office has sixty employees in reserve to send off Santa stickers, it can’t put more staff behind its counters so that the queues can be shortened,  I am writing   a letter to Santa myself.

This is my letter:

Dear Santa Kind Sir,

I have been good all year. I cleaned my room, I did the dishes, I swore only once every day but it was always at a a bad person, I washed behind my ears and cleaned my teeth each time I’d eaten something, and I thanked the Universe every night before I went to sleep for all that’s wonderful in my life. And just this morning I helped a little old lady cross the street.

All these things should surely count for something, and I therefore ask you for the following.

Please send me one of everything you’ve got.

I won’t keep you much longer because I do not want to be a nuisance, but do remember – it’s one of everything you’ve got.

Have a nice Christmas yourself.

Warm regards

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

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11-26-2010 at 12:32:44

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