Did you get everything you wanted?

Posted on December 26, 2012 9:00 am
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Remember the scene from “A Christmas Story,” after all the opening of the presents, where the Old Man and Ralphie’s Mom are sitting on the couch with Ralphie between them while Randy is passed out amid the trash next to the Frankenstein’s Monster mask with the zeppelin under his arm?

The Old Man asks Ralphie “Did you get everything you wanted?” Turns out Ralphie didn’t. After all, for the previous 1:19:47, Ralphie has been scheming to get an official Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle. And there wasn’t one.

Only, the Old Man pointed out to Ralphie that there was one other thing behind the desk, which turned out to be that very gift.

Well, I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas. We have the same old president. And no one has pointed out a brand new president boxed up behind the desk.

How about you? Did you get what you wanted? Or were you disappointed by not getting that one special thing?

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9 Responses to “Did you get everything you wanted?”

  1. Iowa Jim says:

    Nope. No Canadian resident status under my tree. No tree, either, actually; such is the life of a sixty-year-old lifelong bachelor.

  2. Manolo says:

    No, but if the prices aren’t too high, I will be getting what I want the day after tomorrow. What I want is one with a high-capacity magazine.

  3. James says:

    Would it be better if Barak Obama came with a compass in his backside?

  4. Basil says:

    I still think he’ll shoot the economy out.

    Oh, wait.

  5. zzyzx says:

    I got a bottle of Glenlivet…but I really wanted a bottle of Glenfetish.

  6. Conservatarian says:

    My daughter requested a qualified teacher for her freshman honors biology class. Still stuck with the teacher with the temporary certificate pending completion of her own education.

  7. Jimmy says:

    No. What I wanted for Christmas was a better December 21 end-of-the-world scenario. And I didn’t get it.

    Namely a large meteor on you-know-where.

  8. CTCompromise says:

    “Fraid not-Obama’s are only vacationing in Hawaii, not retired in Hawaii.

  9. 4of7 says:

    Delayed Christmas present:
    Our choir director has a black belt in conducting!

    Merry Christmas Everybody!

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