Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 21, 2014
Calvin: There" Calvin: "Now we need to get this on the roof" Calvin: "I've been thinking they say Santa knows if you've been bad or good, right?" Hobbes: "Right" Calvin: "But think how many kids there are in the whole world! Nobody could be watching every lid every single minute! I mean, Santa's OLD! He probably takes naps!Q" Calvin: "The way I figure it, Santa must just make a few random checks on us once or twice a week" Calvin: "Sure. He'd catch enough bad kids that way to scare everyone else into being good most of the time. He'd create the impression he's watching more than he really is!" Hobbes: "Pretty shrewd" Calvin: "Yeah. But now that I'm on to him, I'm going to go smack Susie with a snowball! If I do it quick, the odds of Santa watching me at that exact moment are virtually nil!" Hobbes: "What if Susie tells on you?" Calvin: "Ooh, I didn't think of that! She's a girl, so she probably WOULD snitch!" Calvin: "Phooey" Calvin: "Well I sure hope Santa's watching now, seeing as I'm being so good" Hobbes: "Unwillingly good, but good nonetheless"