Illustration: Christmas, Sharing

The mall Santa had many children ask for electric trains. "If you get a train," he would tell each one, "you know your dad is going to want to play with it too. Is that OK?" The usual answer was a quick yes.

After Santa asked one boy this question, he became very quiet. Trying to move the conversation along, he was asked what else he would like Santa to bring him. He promptly replied, "Another train."