December 17th, 2008 22:59 EST
Outrage: Meter Maid Slaps Santa With A Ticket
"Santa Claus has added a New York City traffic agent to his naughty list after she gave him a ticket while delivering gifts to children.
Chip Cafiero says he`ll fight the $115 ticket he received in Brooklyn on Black Friday when he was dressed as Santa.
The 60-year-old retired schoolteacher was riding a horse-drawn carriage and handing out toys and candy canes. An SUV carrying the toys and protecting the horse from traffic was double parked next to him."
The Associated Press
Cafiero dedicated his life to teaching and caring for children, and we all know how stressful it can be putting up with their whims, folly and short attention span. But when he retired Cafiero did not avoid children like the plague, on the contrary every Christmas he hands out candy and toys to kids.
We need more saints who use their financial resources and spare time to bring a little Christmas cheer to underprivileged children. This kind Santa should have a special dispensation to park his horse-drawn carriage wherever he damn well pleases, and the city should honor him with a Key to the City.
But instead an anal-retentive meter maid slaps him with a $115 ticket while he`s delivering gifts to the little ones. There must be a special place in hell reserved for meter maids, especially those who ticket Jolly Old Saint Nick.