With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to take a moment to highlight what makes the United States great:  The indomitable spirit of the average American.  Whether conquering the frontier or the beaches at Normandy, you can count on Americans to never give in.  Never quit.  Take this guy for instance—no matter what obstacles are placed in his way, or obstacles not in his way that he chooses to find, he will not stop on the way to his objective.  It’s pure American can-do attitude at its finest. 

Okay, truth be told, with the holiday season upon us, coupled with consulting commitments, I haven’t had time to write anything incisive.  I figured, what the heck, it’s Christmas.  Throw out some humor.

I will say that this guy’s frequent need to urinate, coupled with his  uncanny ability to take a head-strike, reminds me of someone I know, although I’m used to seeing him in a different uniform.  You know who you are. 

Check out the boyfriend who pile drives poor Santa, then yanks his girlfriend behind him like he’s fleeing the hounds of hell.   True bravery at its finest. 

Notice that, no matter the indignity suffered, Santa carefully places his hat back on his head.  He truly cares about the image he’s presenting and understands the gravity of his job.  I only regret that there wasn’t a camera available when the elevator doors opened at the top to display Santa’s bare butt-cheeks to a throng of shoppers on the mall’s upper levels.

I’m looking forward to the real Santa Claus showing up at my house.  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!