Twas The Day After Christmas

Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was happy, not even the mouse.
The stockings were empty, but nobody cared,
They wanted more and more “stuff ” stuffed in there.
The whole family was refusing to get out of their beds,
Because they were jealous of the presents others got instead.

But, then, outside on the street there arose such a clatter,
That everyone sprang from their beds to see what’s the matter.
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a UPS truck down the street was drawing very near.
The fat jolly driver, as usual, was driving real quick,
With Christmas hat on, he was pretending to be St. Nick.

So up to the house pulled the famous brown van,
As each member of the family devised their own plan.
For father and mother and daughter and son
Each one planned to scatter and scramble and run
To be the first to the door… they could get more
More presents, more presents, more presents galore.

Up the walk came the driver, his package in hand,
As each member of the family executed their plan.
The father ran to the lead as he made the mother fall down,
And his daughter and son he did spin around and around,
For nothing would deter him from getting there first,
For to get one more present, he would not be reversed.

As he signed for the package, he saw it was strange,
He saw it was not a box, but an envelope, as he made the exchange.
And, as he torn open the flap and pulled out the paper,
To his horror he saw it ….. it was like some cruel, cruel caper,
For as with wide eyes he saw it and he knew that he knew
It was a bill from Best Buy marked “Pay Now, Past Due”!