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Some call it the “worst seasonal job at the mall.” Imagine, sitting all day, sweltering in a heavy beard and crazy red wool outfit while a mile long line of children wait with their helicopter parents so they can get a pic of their tots sitting on your lap. Now imagine that the kids HATE YOU, are TERRIFIED of you … and their parents refuse to let their children bow out. These are the results of your daily interactions when you take on the thankless job of Shopping Mall Santa …

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One tactic some Santas take is the NBD route. They like to smile and act like their fingertips are not digging into the flesh of a writhing, screaming child while her two brothers are kept from falling to the floor with the crucial and effective “under the armpit” grip.

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We’ll bet when Santa sees Mom and Dad sauntering up with TRIPLETS, he really jumps for joy.

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