My daughter shared with me the Instant Messenger conversation a friend of hers posted on MySpace. This is another humorous illustration of teenagers online. Here is the transcript that was posted between “CoolDude” and “SantaClaus.”
SantaClaus: Welcome, what would you like for Christmas?
cooldude: what is love?
SantaClaus: Well, we don’t make soul mates here at the workshop. Part of life’s challenge is for you to find love for yourself. Is there anything else you would like?
SantaClaus: Hmm, I’m not sure what that is. Why don’t you type, music, maybe that will put you in the Christmas spirit.
cooldude: My friend Kristin would like a cloud for Christmas.
SantaClaus: Goodness, that’s too much for me to read. I’m talking to so many children and their parents. Could you ask me something a little shorter? I’m afraid you’ll need to give me a little more to go on than that.
cooldude: You look fat in a hat!
SantaClaus: Excuse me?
cooldude: you are fat
SantaClaus: Oh my! I prefer pleasantly plump. What does this have to do with spreading the Christmas spirit?
cooldude: Christmas spirit? I’m talking about your arteries!
SantaClaus: The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of wonder, of youth, of care and of giving that binds all of us.