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I worked in a department store for a number of years and some of the things the public get up to are unbelievable. I have seen many sad things and many, many funny ones…….This is one of the funny ones.
At Christmas time I was in the habbit of going into the store two hours before it opened to plan the day and try to catch up with my paper work. As I walked onto the top floor I got the feeling that all was not well and I could smell alcohol and there was a funny noise coming from Santa's Grotto. At that time of the morning there was only me and a couple of loading bay men in the store,(Deptarment stores are very creepy when empty) <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> switching on all the lights and taking a deep breath I made my way over to the Grotto and went in……….
The whole place was in disaray, and sleeping off the effects of last nights drink in the middle of the animated display ( Snow White and the Seven Dawf's that year )was a tramp. I called down for the men off the loading bay to come up but noboby could wake him and in the end we had to call for the police who just lifted him up from Snow Whites feet and carried him away…..One of the policemen had the idea that if we started the moving display off and sent him round to a few bars of Winter Wonder Land it might wake him….. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />
How did he get in the Grotto……… He had made his way up the fire escape onto the roof and into one of the large air shafts and fallen through into the Grotto below.
He gave me one hell of a shock but it was so funny to see.