He has stayed that Santa would be dead by now because of all the deliveries he has to do with all of the kids. The author has stated that Santa works over 31 hours per day until Christmas. This is why he believes that if a man would do this a few weeks before Christmas, that a man like this would be dead by now. But, I personally disagree with the author. I disagree, because I know that if Santa is very powerful, and he can use his magic to help him stay alive forever! But, the author also says that Santa carries tons of weight on his back, and carry's to many. The author believes that this can cause death, because if you carry to much weight, then you could possibly end up dead. We may have different opinions, but at the end we all know that Santa can put the author on the naughty list for years, and keep him there so that every Christmas he will be forever alone with his 69 cats.