Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'd rather be a Wall Street kid

An important letter from Santa Claus to all children:

In preparing your letter to Santa, you must submit a 100-page turnaround plan documenting how you expect to be good. If approved by the Grinch from Alabama, you will receive half your presents at Christmas and the batteries to run them in March.

Note: all end-of-year allowances must be forfeited, and current parents must be dumped, even though previous parents may be responsible for your bad behavior. An appointed czar, who once read a blog on child-rearing, will make your life decisions for you.

Bicycles are not allowed; more expensive hybrid tricycles will be substituted, whether you fit one or not.

If you do not comply with your plan to be good, you and all the people you know will have their homes foreclosed and you will be replaced by a child from Asia who gets to keep your toys and send your allowance back to his home country.

Kids from Wall Street are exempt from all of the above.

Merry Christmas,


Thanks to Liz and Mary for passing this along.