On my way to the condo from my car, which is parked in the building's garage, a new garage employee was arriving at work. As I passed the office, just as she was entering the door, she forced this greeting through her deep almost screamed giggling: "Oh my! Oh my! You look just like Santa!"
"You are not the first person to say this, so thank you and Merry Christmas," I replied.
She carried her giggling and big smile into the office with her, me unable to hear her, but probably sharing her experience with the worker whose shift she was relieving.
I always feel a sense of JOY when I can represent something as magical as Santa Clause. BELIEVE!
(This photo was taken four years ago at a shopping mall on Michigan Avenue. One is the real Santa. Don't be fooled by the red and white costume!)