Dear Santy Claus,

        My name is Othello and last Christmas, I was very unhappy with the gifts that I received. I don't believe I have been a bad boy this year, so I have no reason to assume that this years offerings will be below expected. This year Desdemona and I have experienced some typical relationship difficulties. I don't mean to blame anybody in particular, but I've come to a conclusion that Iago is the source of my complications. I need to somehow deal with Iago in a pre-cautious but harsh way. So without further adieu, here is what I'm asking for this Christmas.

-2L hydrochloride acid
-Old rusty chair
-Duct tape
-Old used dish cloth

                                                                                                                                                           From, Othello

Dear Othello,
       I understand your reasonings of revenge against Iago. However, with the gifts that you are asking for, I have reason to believe that your plan is to torture Iago. So I regret to inform you that If I provide you with these gifts, and i see Iago with any sort of bruises or burns, that I will have to report you to the police. And just remember, I SEE EVERYTHING. I trust you will do the right thing and talk it out with Iago. 

                                                                                                                                    From, your one and only, Santa Claus

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