Saturday, December 10, 2011

Delivery Driver who became Santa

Hi there I’m going to tell you the story of Conrad a delivery truck driver who became Santa. Conrad or Connie to his friends was a delivery driver who took the job as a delivery truck driver because he was desperate. However, he didn’t expect he would spend Christmas Eve delivering packages. It was around midnight when he had only one more package to deliver. The last place he had to visit was an old apartment building on the west side. As he pulled into the building he saw it was a raggedy old place. Kind of like the place he grew up at. He got out of his truck grabbed the package and headed into the building. As he got to the third floor he heard a noise. He saw a man carry a large sack come out of an apartment. He couldn’t believe his eyes the guy looked like Santa. When he yelled “hey” it startled the guy and he fell down the stairs.

Connie thought he must be dreaming this guy was Santa. He was either the real Santa or he was a store Santa. He reached down to help the man up off the stairs. He said “wow man, you had nasty spill down those stairs.” The man said “yeah” as he reached he fell right back down. Connie final helped him to his feet and asked him his name. He said “Nick” and Connie laughed at this. Said “really Nick, is your name!” Nick said “well you can call me Santa.” This made Connie laugh a bit more and said “the name is Conrad”. Connie then turn to Nick and ask “is there anywhere you like to go. Do you live in one of these apartments?” Nick look back and said “don’t live here, but I have my sleigh on the roof.” Connie just held in the laughter, and said “ok“. They both turned to the roof and headed up a little at a time. And when Connie opened the door sure enough a sleigh was sitting there.

He couldn’t believe it, not for a minute. However, as they got to the front of the sleigh. Connie noticed there was reindeer hooked up to pull the sleigh. He thought to himself this is weird. However, he pushed the thoughts out of his mind. Nick was mumbling to himself while they walk to the front of the sleigh about how he was going to deliver all of these toys. Connie said “you should have hired a delivery service like the one I worked for because they would have been delivered by now“. Nick laughed and says “Connie I know what you do.” Connie was stunned by this and ask “how you know to call me Connie.” “Well isn’t Connie what your mom use to call you?” “Yeah, but how you know?”

“I’m Santa, I keep telling you.” “Ok, then prove it.” “Well to prove to you I’m Santa look in the bag.” So Connie still doubting him looked into the bag. As he open the bag toys fell out. Just as he was about to put them back he slipped and fell in the bag. He struggled to get out and had to swim through the toys to get back to the surface. As he pulled himself out he said “I believe your Santa now.” “Good Connie because I got a job for you to do. My arm is a mess and I need you to deliver these toys.” “How am I suppose to do this Santa?” “Well with magic of course.” Santa reached inside his brown coat and brought out a glass flask with red and white stripe liquids in it. “I don’t look like this year round Connie. I drink a little of this each Christmas and I become Santa. Here take a sip.” Connie a little scared slowly placed the bottle to his lips. He drank a small sip of it which tasted like candy canes and then nothing happen. As he went to say something he felt a rumbling in his body. The first thing to pop out was his belly, then he grew a beard. As this was going on his clothes changed around him. He was now Santa wearing his Santa suit. Connie looked around in amazement and saw Santa sitting on the sleigh. He said to Connie “jump in and lets get started.”

Connie jumped into the sleigh and started on the greatest adventure of his life. His first stop was to a tall apartment building. He wonder how he was going to get the toys to all the children. So he asked “how do I get into the apartments?“ “ Simple think of the child, you should know them all and you’ll be there and one more thing before” However, as Santa was going to tell Connie how to leave each apartment he was gone. Connie thought of Julie and had appeared in her apartment. He thought cool how did I get here? As he was thinking this, a thought of what she wanted was a baby doll for Christmas and he reached in the bag and pulled it out. As he pulled it out he placed it under the tree and thought of the next child. However, nothing happened. So he thought again of the next child. Still nothing happened. Feeling hungry he reached down grabbed a cookie and glass of milk. Just as he finished them he was in the other apartment. He kept this up till he was back on the roof. He said “that was amazing! Lets do it again!” Santa laughed a little and said we have a whole lot more to do. He and Santa did this all over New York City. Just as he finished the last house he saw something frightening. Sitting in a chair was a man frozen stiff. He touched him and nothing happened. He thought he was dead. So finishing the presents he flashed to the roof quick. He said “there was a dead man down there.” Santa said “no, he wasn’t dead, we are just moving faster than him.” “How can we be moving faster?” “Magic my boy.” Connie was about to say something else, but Santa interrupted and said “well since were finished with New York where do you want to go next?” Connie though and said “Los Angeles, California.” Santa whipped the reins and the sleigh went into turbo drive and they suddenly appeared over California.

He couldn’t believe he was here. He asked “how did we do that?” Santa said “magic, really, this is how I do all the houses in the world in one night.” Connie didn’t care how he was here he had always dreamed of being in California. Reading the Hollywood sign up close and personal was a big thrill. His first stop was to the children of a big time actor. There home was quite well furnished, but it lacked the holiday spirit. He pulled a Christmas Tree fully ornamented and toys for the kids. He thought this would help. After leaving this house he ask Santa “how can rich people could have so little Christmas spirit?” Santa replied “to each their own.” Accepting this Connie decided not to as anymore questions and to just enjoy the ride. He visited all the homes in the world. He visited London, Paris, and Moscow. All of the places he dreamed to visit.

As they were finishing the last home on the longest night of his life. He looked over and saw Santa was not hurt, but rather enjoying himself. Connie finally understood what had happened. He had been tricked into doing Santa’s work. Connie angrily said “you tricked me into delivering these gifts for you.” Santa replied “no, Connie I choose you.” “Choose me for what?” “To be my replacement. I’m tired of being Santa and I looked all over the world for you. You are a kind and warm person.” Connie smiled at this and said “really me to replace you.” “Yes, if you want to, but there are a few stipulations. The first you will become Santa, no longer Connie. The second is Connie will disappear and I will return to who I use to be. If you agree to these stipulations then you will become Santa.” Connie thought about it for a moment. He really only had so many friends and no real family. After this he turned and said “yes, I will become Santa.” Santa passed him the bottle and said ok click the reins and say “I’m Santa Claus lets go home boys.” Connie turned to Santa and said “Merry Christmas” Santa looked back and said “Merry Christmas to you Connie.” Connie turned back to the sleigh and yelled out “I’m Santa Claus lets go home boys.” With a flash Santa was back at the North Pole not remembering Connie anymore.

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