Wertle1: Hi Santa!

SantaClaus: Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! I’m here on AIM! Everything we talk about here is between you and me! If you want to know more, you can type “privacy”. Now, streeeeetch that window and let’s get started.
So, have you been naughty or nice?

Wertle1: nice, of course

SantaClaus: Outstanding! Everyone on my Good List gets a special free gift, so come back on Decmber 22nd to find out what it is. Type menu to enjoy the fun and games the elves have here on AIM for you.

Wertle1: will it be an Xbox 360?

SantaClaus: Hmm. Why don’t you type, music, maybe that will put you in the Christmas spirit

Wertle1: I…I really would rather have an Xbox

SantaClaus: Mm hm, now we are getting somewhere.

Wertle1: right

SantaClaus: Interesting. Type menu.

Wertle1: So, I guess that’s a no on the video games, then?

SantaClaus: O.K. then. Well, have a merry Christmas in any case.

Wertle1: You know, the merriest Christmases I can recall were the ones in which I got a game console

SantaClaus: I’ve got a billion children to keep track of — so could you ask me something a bit more manageable? I’d very much appreciate it.

Wertle1: fine, what about a football?

SantaClaus: It’s not so much the ‘what’ as it is the ‘why’.

Wertle1: ….that’s too deep for me, santa, I’m outta here

SantaClaus: May I ask you a question?

Wertle1: yes

SantaClaus: Would you like to see some links to other things to help put you in the Christmas spirit?

Wertle1: no

SantaClaus: Mm hm. Such negativity. You are in need of some Christmas spirit!

Wertle1: I’m leaving!

SantaClaus: I’m sorry? I’m new to this whole IM thing.