Beating the Shopping Rush

Beating the Shopping RushBy, Nan Claire Falkner

“So, I got the Christmas Wish List from the kids the day after Halloween – and now I’m done shopping!” Margo said talking to her friend Holly.

Amazed, Holly said, “How did you get it all done so fast?”

“Easy silly, I simply called the Santa Helper Hot Line. For a small fee, they will do all the shopping for you, wrap, and ship everything.”

“Really? How does it work?”

“All you have to do is give them all your personal data – social security, bank account numbers, passwords, birthdays, mother’s maiden name – oh, and of course, all your credit card numbers.”

23 thoughts on “Beating the Shopping Rush

  1. Oh dear, the lengths some people will go to to get out of a little shopping. Let’s hope there aren’t too many Margos out there. Well done.

    • Dear Sarah Ann, I bet the crooks with all her information can sleep at night because she GAVE them the information – they didn’t steal it. I have heard of people doing this and especially older (I’m old too) people that are rattled easily. Thanks for stopping by! Nan 🙂

    • Dear Alicia, Thank you very much – it really should be a public service announcement to make people think about what they are so willing to give out over the phone – Thanks! Nan 🙂

  2. Dear Nan,

    Margo’s picture is in the dictionary next to the word “gullible,” right? She should’ve just gone with Amazon. Something different for the prompt and nicely done.



  3. Nan, Oh no! Poor, poor Margo. Looks like Santa’s Helpers were helping themselves to other’s money. That won’t be a very merry Christmas for Margo and her family. Well written with a tough of dry humor. 🙂 — Susan

    • Dear Dawn, Margo is a nitwit – however, people are duped every year and really every day by crooks. I’ve had people call our house before and act like they were from our credit card company. Then they want to check to make sure our password hasn’t been compromised by someone. Unfortunately, some people will readily give out their information. Thanks for reading my story and commenting Dawn! Nan 🙂

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