A guy walks in to a kebab shop and is surprised to see Father Christmas serving behind the counter.
Santa Claus sighs. He’s really let himself go. The red suit’s got lard and chilli sauce and bits of lettuce all over it. His apron’s in a mess and he just looks fed up and like he doesn’t want to be serving up kebabs for a living.
“Well,” Santa says at last, “the business has gone belly up. With the recession, the credit crunch and all, the toy industry took a beating. I had to lay off some of the elves, make cut backs in quality and we just lost our competitive edge. Plus we wound up the delivery side and subcontracted out to UPS. But… it didn’t help. The receivers came in, asset-stripped the business and we went into liquidation.”
“Gee,” the guy says. “I’m really sorry; it kind of takes the tradition out of Christmas in a way.”
“Yeah,” says Santa Claus and manages a wan smile. “Well enough of me and my woes. What can I get you?”
The guy says, “I’ll have a large Donner.
“Sorry,” says Santa. “We’re all out of Donner…….Will Blitzen do instead?”