Sunday, August 06, 2006

A true story.

The phone rings.


"Hey Ed, it's Chris."

"Chris Gardener! What's up, man?"

"Not much. Hey, listen, do you have a minute?"

"Well... I'm going out in a little while, but I have moment to spare, why?"

"Could you be Santa for my cousin?"

"I... what?"

"Yeah, I'm going to put my little cousin on the phone, and I need you to be Santa for her. That okay?"

"... um. Sure?"

"Okay, cool, just a second. Hey! Hey come here, I got Santa on the line!"




"Is this weally Santa?"

"Yes it is! Ho ho ho!"


"Of course! Do you think your cousin would lie to you?"

"SANTA! IHAVETOTELLYOUTHATHSFNWLOFW [incomprehensible stream of words from a six-year-old girl who's talking very quietly but extremely fast, directed at the ear of someone who has more then enough trouble understanding what people are saying on the phone anyway] WSTFGLDEDOCHRISTMAS!"

"...ho ho ho, of course!"

"Santa! I talked to Santa! I talked to Santa!"


"Uh, hey there Santa."

"Hey Chris."

"Thanks for that, Santa."

"Not a problem, man."

"Talk to you later, Santa."


The phone hangs up, and I am Ed again.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should start your own 1-900 dial-a-santa line.

8/06/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Ford Dent said...

You lied to a six year old. Now when Christmas rolls around and she doesn't get whatever it was she asked you for, her little heart will be broken.

You lucky bastard.

8/07/2006 5:57 AM  
Anonymous meg said...

toooo cuuuuteee

8/07/2006 10:13 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home