What a laugh: Santa Claus as a metaphor for life

What a laugh: Santa Claus as a metaphor for life January 22, 2019

Like most things, humor naturally evolves over time.

What is hilarious at 13 is often lame at 50 but then sometimes knee-slappingly funny again at 75. I was reminded of this while strolling down a corridor at a local seniors complex where my mother-in-law temporarily resides. Hanging on the door of one resident was this charming sign whose humor is actually ageless:

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(Rick Snedeker photo)


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