A 7 year old boy was sitting in my chair, talking away about Christmas. He told me all about how his family leaves special reindeer food alongside Santa’s cookies and milk. He also leaves a note, explaining that if Santa maybe gets finished delivering all the presents early, and maybe he has some extra coal left over, could he please maybe come back and give the little boy all the extra coal?
“That’s weird – usually kids don’t want coal for Christmas.” I said.
“I know. But I use it for my trains.” Apparently he has a whole room full of model train tracks, which he then proceeded to tell me all about.
Meanwhile, his mom and my coworkers were just cracking up.