Mr. Waffle: Michael, if you had a time machine and could go back to any time, when would you go to?
Michael: To when the dinosaurs were wiped out.
Mr. Waffle: That’s a good idea because no one knows why they were wiped out although there are lots of theories.
Michael: Yes and because no one knows why they were wiped out, if I came back with that information, I could sell it for a lot of money and then I could buy an x-box.
Michael: I know how to get my x-box.
Me: How’s that?
Michael: There’s a competition in the Beano to win an x-box.
Me (diffidently): I suppose, other children might enter also. And I think you need to phone from the UK..
Michael: Weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Michael: I know how to get a free x-box.
Mr. Waffle: How’s that Michael?
Michael: Get it from Santa!
Even, if Santa fails to deliver, savings continue to mount up.