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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
December 24, 2017


News Item:  Santa was observed heading off from the North Pole to deliver his
goodies ... this time with a passenger.

Now turn left, Santa.  You can't do Europe now.  You should know Australia has
Christmas first.

Right dear!

Left, I said left!

Exactly dear!

You could slow down a little ...

Yes, dear!

Let's see now ... you can't give them woolens in Australia ... it's their summer.

Couldn't they wear them when winter comes?

No!  You should know children can't wait to enjoy their presents.  Sometimes, I
wonder what you'd do without me.

Probably eat less!  Ho!  Ho!  Ho!

Pay attention to your driving, or you'll run into a flock of migrating birds.

Yes, dear ... I am fully intent on my driving.

You mentioned eating.  It think you're right.  I shall put you on a diet when we get
back.  Yes, a modern Santa should be a slim Santa.

But what about the children.  They expect a stout Santa going.  Ho!  Ho!  Ho!

Yes, yes, but it's not good for your health.

Oh dear!  One of life's few remaining pleasures also to be ...