Santa, frustrated with getting stuck behind endless caravans of sugarcane trucks, declared that he will not visit Lafourche Parish until grinding season is officially over.
Mr. Clause has vowed to halt all pre-Christmas appearances in Lafourche Parish until the trucks are gone. This includes family parties, store appearances, and photo ops.
Mr. Clause explained to The Push Pole:
I know sugar is important to the economy down there, but my sleigh just got a fresh paint job. Every year a loose stalk flies off a truck and chips my ride. Not cool. Plus, it’s not like this thing has a windshield. Me, Rudolph, and the boys are constantly getting smacked in the face with debris while we crawl along Highway 308 at a snail’s pace behind weaving truckers. You people down there are the real saints for putting up with this madness.