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Should Santas get priority on H1N1 shots?

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 12:30 pm
Guess who is trying to get at the head of the line for the swine flu shot - Santa. So now mall Santas are saying they need to with all the children with snot flying and the like on their laps and spitting at them.

So what do you think should Santa have priority? Maybe - it could help the spread from one spitting snotty child to the next. And besides that I want to make sure he can make it to my house rather than be down with the flu.
 
Gala
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 12:50 pm
@Linkat,
From a health perspective it makes sense. It's bad enough when Santa's been drinking and he sits with the kids, can you imagine him being drunk and having the flu too?
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 12:59 pm
Where is this thread going?
Gargamel
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:00 pm
Speaking as a former mall Santa, I'll vouch that in a single day of listening to the Christmas wishes of countless germ-ridden children, the potential for catching a bug is quite high, particularly considering all the french kissing involved.
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:07 pm
Would it not be easier if we used some sort of mechanical Santa? A non-human plastic figure, much like a rocking horse type thing, that would sit outside of the department stores beckoning children to come its way by exhibiting smiling teeth protruding through a snow-white beard?

The kids could deposit a quarter and make their wish and neither the mechanical Santa nor the child would be endangered in any way.

Just tossing out ideas here.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:09 pm
@Abel Conklin,
Abel Conklin wrote:

Where is this thread going?


We were just about to discuss whether Brett Favre is good for the Vikings.
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:11 pm
Stay on topic. There are football threads somewhere if you must wander down that path.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:13 pm
@Abel Conklin,
Well, shouldn't Brett be allowed to get a flu shot ahead of all those mall santas?
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:14 pm
@wandeljw,
Like NHL players have, you mean?
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:16 pm
@Tai Chi,
Exactly. Since when do mall santas get priority?
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:18 pm
I believe priority, if we are still speaking of flu shots, should be reserved for politicians.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:21 pm
@Abel Conklin,
True, but what about a politician who is unhappy with Brett Favre?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:21 pm
He's old. In Canada that would be enough. Saying that, the virus can supposedly stick to clothing for 8 hours, maybe Santa should be steam cleaned.
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:30 pm
Wait a minute. Since when should Canada be involved in this conversation? We speak of America.

Let's keep this conversation pure.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:34 pm
@Abel Conklin,
Abel Conklin wrote:

Would it not be easier if we used some sort of mechanical Santa? A non-human plastic figure, much like a rocking horse type thing, that would sit outside of the department stores beckoning children to come its way by exhibiting smiling teeth protruding through a snow-white beard?

The kids could deposit a quarter and make their wish and neither the mechanical Santa nor the child would be endangered in any way.

Just tossing out ideas here.

Hmmm! That could work if they ubersanitized the mechSanta after every kid sat on him.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:40 pm
Santa's from the north pole, last time I checked that was pretty freakin' close to Canada.
Nothing very pure about a virus...
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:47 pm
@Ceili,
I agree with you, Ceili. Abel is new to A2K and maybe thinks it is a U.S. forum only.
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Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:49 pm
I am sorry for my remarks. Had I known Canadians were so sensitive about the domicile of Santa Clause I would have refrained from speaking at all.
Abel Conklin
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:50 pm
How could I have been so blind?
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 01:55 pm
@Abel Conklin,
I suspect Abe has an off-beat sense of humour.
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