I can wait.
I snuck back in the hallway and look
what just happened to appear...
It's a Christmas miracular!!
I hope that big package is an official Red Ryder,
two-hundred shot range model air rifle!
It's what I always wanted.
And I won't even shoot out my eye!
Well, guess what.
I just found out that NONE of the presents
under the tree are for me.
Evidently, I've got a reputation
for tearing open packages
before I'm supposed to,
so the tall guy said that
the ones under the tree
I'm not even getting an official Red Ryder,
carbine action, two-hundred shot range model
air rifle, regardless.
He said IF I was good between now
he MIGHT be able to find a can of pinto beans in the pantry
that he could wrap up for me
and put them under the tree on December 24th.
It just gets pitiful-er and pitiful-er.
Your pinto bean friend,