When I was growing up, my mom & dad always told me that if I didn't behave, Santa would bring me a bag of coal or a box of switches for Christmas. I was no stranger to a switch nor what it was used for since I had a bad tendency to backtalk.
For some unknown reason, even knowing what a switch was, I always pictured finding a box of light switches in my stocking on Christmas morning. I was always horrified to think that I might get a box full of these!
Strange, I know.
What did your parents tell you that you would get for Christmas if you were bad?