Greetings and Salutations. Samuel here. The day began like all others in the cookie kitchen. The baker elves were busy making the usual number of batches which keep the cookie coffers full. Lester, the CEO (Chief Elf Officer), was wandering through, hoping for some samples. The bakers said he must wait like all the other elves until the cookies were ready.
Because Lester is the CEO, he is permitted to carry a small amount of Magic Sparkle Dust. I will tell you all about the Magic Sparkle Dust in the next episode. Lester recently needed to use that Magic Sparkle Dust. He happened to have a single wee speck stuck to one of his hands. As he passed by a batch of cookie dough, the speck came loose and landed in the dough. This may not seem significant, but even the tiniest particle of Magic Sparkle Dust can have a ginormous effect.
Two things happened as a result of the MSD particle. First, the more cookies the bakers made, the more the dough kept growing. Secondly, as the cookies came out of the oven, they flew into the air. They circled around the kitchen and then flew outside. The cookies were flying everywhere. The elves noticed this strange phenomenon, left their jobs and ran out to catch the cookies. They caught and ate cookies until their tummies were sick. They got too sick to work. Consequently, toy production got way behind. Would the toys be ready for Christmas?
Santa usually punishes naughty elves by taking away cookie privileges for a period of time. In this case, he felt all those sick tummies were punishment enough. When they were well enough to return to work Santa had them work double shifts in order to meet the toy quotas.
Eventually, that cookie dough stopped growing. The elves actually did not eat cookies on their breaks for a long time. Imagine that!
Next post Thursday.
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