Mike’s Dump

November 26, 2005

Mike Friesen: The Official Developer of Christmas

Filed under: World gone mad — mikesdump @ 2:49 am

I have proclaimed I am the official developer of Christmas. If you don’t like it, tough! Who are you going to complain too!

I’m sitting at the kitchen table drinking some coffee and installing
VS2005 and glance over the huge pile of flyers we received yesterday.
On the top of the pile there is a flyer from The Bay. In huge letters
it says:

The Bay. The Official Store of Christmas.

What is driving me nuts is how does a company get a title like this? Do
CEOs start praying nonstop in October until they receive a sign from
God their company has been chosen as the official store? Or is this a
back-alley deal worked out with Santa Clause where he gets 20% of all

Whatever the case may be you know it is going to be worth it. People
around the country will be flocking to The Bay to buy “official”
Christmas presents because if you don’t care enough to buy something
official what kind of message are you sending to your loved ones?

Buy declaring myself the official developer of Christmas I know the
work is going to be flowing in so fast I’ll be forced to quit my day
job and subcontract some of the work. If you are a software developer
in the Edmonton area and feel you are up to the challenge of being an
“official supplier” of Christmas please post your resume.

The next holiday I’m banking on to bring in some development work is
Groundhog Day. I’m going to start planning my trip to Punxsutawney
to work out the details with Phil



  1. I hope this means you are now coming to work with a Santa Claus hat and beard. But no one needs to see the elf costume…that only brings us pain, that only brings us pain.

    Comment by Justice — November 26, 2005 @ 11:17 pm | Reply

  2. Are you saying I don’t have the legs to wear green tights? I’m very hurt 🙂

    Comment by mike — November 27, 2005 @ 10:25 am | Reply

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