The other day I was walking down East Mall at UBC on my lunch break. I walked past the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre, where I saw a sign in the middle of the street that said “Sipping with Santa.” Some student organization was selling hot chocolate for charity. I, of course, misread the sign. I thought what it said was “Stripping with Santa.” This resulted in a combination of confusion and excitement until I looked at it again and realized my mistake. Which then resulted in a combination of embarrassment and disappointment.
It’s really too bad that it wasn’t actually “Stripping with Santa.” That could have been way more fun. They could have had a North Pole candy cane stripper pole, Santa Baby as the main theme song, and lots of tinsel everywhere. And I think they may have raised a lot more money that way. Perhaps I should make that suggestion to them for next year?