Children running everywhere, squealing shreiking voices.... some scared, some crying ... but none of them understand who the fat guy with a huge unshapely belly is ! His moustache and beard is longer than anybody's they can remember and its totally white, but he is dark skinned !! He's walking towards them with a huge bag across his shoulders and a wierd grin on his face. The closer he comes, the farther they move away. They're trying to run, but they dont know which way to go cos the place has a huge fence on all four sides and there are people guarding the gate!!! They're all crying for their parents to come and take them, but the parents are helpless...They watch the kids reaching out for them but they cant come inside the fence and they stand outside helpless....
The man finally sits at the centre of the ground and keeps his bag down. Slowly, ever so slowly, he starts removing things from the bag...the children finally quiten as they wonder wats in the bag and when they do, they hesistantly move towards him... By now the man is surrounded by kids on all the sides. Slowly, ever so slowly he takes one of the packets on the ground and extends it to one of the kid. the kid refuses to take it, meanwhile another kid snatches it from his hand. One by one, all the kids have a packet in their hands and the man shouts hoarsely "Merry Christmas Children !!!!... "
That was my first memory after birth, of being scared by seeing our peon dressed as Santa and trying to run towards my parents who were standing outside the school compound !!! :0) I was in kindergarten then... had never known who santa was??
Wat is your first memory ??