[opendtv] A very NON-technical Holiday story

  • From: "Larry Bloomfield" <Larry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:15:03 -0800

Christmas Story

When four of Santa's elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce 
the toys as fast as the regular ones, Santa was beginning to feel the 
pressure of being behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom 
was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.  When he went to harness 
the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two 
had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.

Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy 
bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys. So, frustrated, Santa went 
into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to 
the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there 
was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider 
pot, and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. 
He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the 

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He 
opened the door, and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas 
tree. The angel said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't it a 
lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to 
stick it?"

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Happy holidays!
Larry Bloomfield, KA6UTC
Bloomfield Enterprises, dba Tech-Notes
1980 25th St.
Florence, OR 97439-9717
(541) 902-2424
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