True Advertising

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Photo by: Roger Bultot

The sign in front of the diner read: Santa Claus eats here!

“Cute advertising,” said Joey. “But it can’t be true.”

“Whaddaya mean?” protested the diner’s owner, Craig. “He does eat here. He eats a lot in fact: 52 pancakes, 31 sausages, 44 eggs, 18 diced potatoes.”


“Yep. He’ll be back in an hour for the same amount.”

“You mean he’s there now?” whispered Joey.

“Yeah, I can tell because the whole diner is leaning to the left. All of Santa’s magic weighs a LOT.”

“Ohmigod! He’s breaking the foundation?”

“It could be worse.”


“This year he went on a diet.”
No matter what your religion is or where you live, whether human or alien, I wish you good health and happiness. Merry Christmas to all!

Written for the Friday Fictioneers.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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18 Responses to True Advertising

  1. Great Santa story! All the best for Xmas and the New Year.

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    The incredible lightness of magic

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  3. Lyn says:

    LOL bet the reindeer are glad he’s on a diet 😀
    Merry Christmas to you, Shey and Hannah. It’s about time you posted some more pics of Hannah too my friend 🙂

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Santa’s diet might not be good for his business. 😉 Fun story.

    Christmas shalom,


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  5. tedstrutz says:

    I do see a bit of a list, now that you mention it.

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  6. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Wonderful story, E.A. Another legend for the journey.

    You and your family have Merry Christmas!

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  7. Great uplifting story, pun intended.

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  8. Wow, I’m always learning something new, Eric. Now this about Santa. Funny stuff and good writing. Happy Holidays to you too! Have a great 2017! 😀 — Suzanne

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