Today I walked out of my apartment into the apartment lobby, and heard jingling bells. A dog ran into the lobby wearing a string of bells. Then a neighbor emerged in full Santa regalia. He put reindeer ears on the dog.
Within 30 seconds, the dog managed to break the string, and bells tumbled everywhere. Santa looked glumly resigned. The dog sat down wearing the broken remnant of string and wagged its tail, looking at its owner.
It is SantaCon in San Francisco.
I am grateful to live in a city with a sense of fun, where so many people will dress in costume and be jolly at the drop of a hat.