7 August 2013

Mr Mustard no longer believes in Father Christmas

Link to statement on council website

Capita man: Do you still believe in Father Christmas?

Richard Cornelius : Oh, rather.

Richard is going to feel so foolish later when he finds out that Father Christmas doesn't exist and older boys and girls knew all along and either didn't tell him or did tell him and he didn't want to believe them. Boo hoo.

Yours frugally

Mr Mustard


  1. "Mole stood still a moment, held in thought. As one wakened suddenly from a beautiful dream, who struggles to recall it, and can re-capture nothing but a dim sense of the beauty of it, the beauty! Till that, too, fades away in its turn, and the dreamer bitterly accepts the hard, cold waking and all its penalties; so Mole, after struggling with his memory for a brief space, shook his head sadly and followed the Rat."
    - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Ch. 7

  2. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
    ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark


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