Best news quote of the day…

From this article about the local historic railroad’s annual “Polar Express” Christmas ride. The article is about how they’re two cars short this year, which means they can sell fewer seats per ride, which in turn means that thousands of children won’t be able to ride the train to see Santa Claus.

The quote that drew me into the article (but not my favorite by a long shot) was “A freak railroad accident has meant that more than 1,000 Utah children will have to look elsewhere to visit Santa Claus this year.”

No, HERE is the best quote, set apart in its own paragraph 3/4 of the way through the article, during a description of how wonderful the train ride can be:

“One small child screamed in terror when handed to the bearded man for a photo.”

Ah, Christmas. The season warms the cockles of my heart.

3 thoughts on “Best news quote of the day…”

  1. Maybe it’s in the sub-cockles.

    or maybe in the liver. or the kidneys, or maybe even in the colon.

    We don’t know. 🙂

    (Yes, that was swiped from Dennis Leary.)

  2. Not so much cockles as horri-cals I suspect.
    How long before someone comes up with a ghosts of past/present/future ride to suitably terrify the toddlers?
    Humbug, Sir, Humbug.

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