Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
May the D.A.'s office not indict.
May your debt be renegotiated,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
May you not be hauled before a judge today.
TR: A very Merry Christmas from your friends at Batten, Bicker, Buttress & Bark. Nothing can ruin Christmas like your company coming under indictment. Your CEO sentenced to federal prison. Your shareholders coming after your personal assets.
At Batten, Bicker, Buttress & Bark, we've got your back. We can surround you with weeping grandchildren (SFX) a loyal wife (SFX), hundreds of happy employees (SFX), and impoverished old people grateful for the turkeys you delivered to their homes (SFX), and a friendly old dog named Shep (SFX). So when you say:
FN: I'm sorry, okay?
TR: People believe it, mostly. And they reduce your sentence from 40 years to community service with an ankle bracelet and a hair shirt. And a 40-school speaking tour at area high schools, entitled "What Was I Thinking?"
FN: I can't do that.
TR: You have to.
FN: That's humiliating.
TR: Deal with it.
Through the years
We hope your business prospers,
All your dreams endow
May all your deductions be allowed.
And maybe you should hire an attorney now.