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Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So his gig would be to sit in a chair, have children sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas?

Had he been arrested for molestation? Accused of it?

Apologies in advance to anyone offended by this question (it does reinforce a stereotype), but was he a Catholic priest?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his role include ..
.. to talk to children?
.. to say ho-ho?
.. to hold little children on his arms?
.. to play with children?
.. to distribute things?
.. to touch/hold/feed animals?
.. to sing?

The thing that qualified him to be the best one for the job - did he mention it in the interview? was it true? did the interviewer believe him? or did he think this guy is pulling his leg?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo):

So his gig would be to sit in a chair, have children sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas? Yes

Had he been arrested for molestation? Accused of it? No, nothing that severe.

Apologies in advance to anyone offended by this question (it does reinforce a stereotype), but was he a Catholic priest? No.

By Jens Weber (Sundowner):

Did his role include ..
.. to talk to children?
.. to say ho-ho?
.. to hold little children on his arms?
.. to play with children?
.. to distribute things?
.. to touch/hold/feed animals?
.. to sing?

See Bodo's question above. The job was to play the role of Santa, and have children sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

The thing that qualified him to be the best one for the job - did he mention it in the interview? Yes
was it true? Yes
did the interviewer believe him? Yes - he even presented evidence
or did he think this guy is pulling his leg?
Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

anything to do with breaking and entering in order to put presents in someone's house?

was he older then teens? twenties? thirties? fourties? fifties?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 4:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Drew Sollenberger (Sollen):

anything to do with breaking and entering in order to put presents in someone's house? No

was he older then teens? twenties? thirties? fourties? fifties? Fifties or older.
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 4:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he live in Lapland? Had he been a Santa before? Had he ever been in trouble with the law in any way?

You say above that evidence was presented - what sort of evidence would this be: a picture? certificate? video footage? recorded conversation? statements from former employers? statements from other people?

Was he famous, and so couldn't be Santa as the children would recognise him?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ed Mason (Logician):

Did he live in Lapland? Had he been a Santa before? Had he ever been in trouble with the law in any way? No to these

You say above that evidence was presented - what sort of evidence would this be: a picture? certificate? video footage? recorded conversation? statements from former employers? statements from other people? The last, he was able to list a number of references for the interviewers, though they were not past employers.

Was he famous, and so couldn't be Santa as the children would recognise him? Nope.
Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 3:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he have SO much experiance that he should be good for the job; accpet he was now extreamly old?

has he been playing santa for years without being payed; which made him seem strange of suspicious?
Sam Carroll (Greenboi)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 5:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were these references from actual children?
Did they claim that "he sees me when I'm sleeping, and knows when I'm awake...." Or some other reference that would give him Santa like qualities?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Drew Sollenberger (Sollen):

did he have SO much experiance that he should be good for the job; accpet he was now extreamly old? No, his age only factored in b/c it made them fear he may not be able to handle the rigors of the job.

has he been playing santa for years without being payed; which made him seem strange of suspicious? No

By Sam Carroll (Greenboi):

Were these references from actual children? No, but you may want to explore...
Did they claim that "he sees me when I'm sleeping, and knows when I'm awake...." Or some other reference that would give him Santa like qualities? No
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There used to be a sort of amusement park out here in Santa Cruz called Santa's Village--there's still a road called Santa's Village Lane or something like that, but the park has been closed for years. Three guesses what the theme of the park was...

Had he been in a mental institute/asylum of some kind?

Is his (claimed) previous job experience relevant?

Other previous experience? Hobbies?

His previous place of residence?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 4:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo):
Had he been in a mental institute/asylum of some kind? Nope

Is his (claimed) previous job experience relevant? Not this, but...

Other previous experience? Hobbies? Big YES.. 'hobbies' may be a funny term for it, but you could call it that.

His previous place of residence? No
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe "lifestyle" or avocation, then? Does he have a sort of Santa's Workshop theme going on at home? Kind of like that Peter Pan guy (don't know if you've seen/heard about him, he's a fiftyish guy who dresses like Peter Pan and otherwise emulates him--he used to have a web site, I haven't looked lately)?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Otherwise emulates him? You mean, he can fly, and he never grows up?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 5:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do anything illegal in his life?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo):

Maybe "lifestyle" or avocation, then? You could say that.
Does he have a sort of Santa's Workshop theme going on at home? Kind of like that Peter Pan guy (don't know if you've seen/heard about him, he's a fiftyish guy who dresses like Peter Pan and otherwise emulates him--he used to have a web site, I haven't looked lately)? No, not like this.

By David Burn (Woubit):

Otherwise emulates him? You mean, he can fly, and he never grows up? No, he's a regular person.

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa):

Did he do anything illegal in his life? Not illegal, but remember, the event for which he's applying is run by a church.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dyslexia relevant?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo):

Dyslexia relevant? Nope
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he sin? Commit an act that was immoral?sacrilegious?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The relevant "previous experience", was that in some kind of organization?
Has he expressed some atheistic thoughts? is he playing/singing metal?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the phrase 'Merry Xmas' relevant? 'Happy Holidays'? 'Season's greetings'?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa):

Did he sin? Commit an act that was immoral?sacrilegious? Yes - at least enough so that the church no longer wished to hire him.

By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp):

The relevant "previous experience", was that in some kind of organization? No
Has he expressed some atheistic thoughts? is he playing/singing metal? No

By Ed Mason (Logician):

Is the phrase 'Merry Xmas' relevant? 'Happy Holidays'? 'Season's greetings'? No, no particular phrases are very relevant.