Comet sits in a leather wing chair next to the hearth of a crackling fire. A snifter of cognac in his left hoof. He wears a tufted smoking jacket with reading glasses perched on the end of his snout. On his crossed legs, sits a signed first edition of “A Christmas Carol” He turns to us and speaks:
One might presume that a reindeer such as myself, whose primary vocation in this era involves pulling a sleigh, might be something of a luddite. I can assure you, this is simply not the case. Admittedly, my profession qualifies me as a beast of burden. Our task, though laborious, involves flying without the assistance of jet engines or even flammable fuels. It is unrivaled by modern technology.
In any case, flying through the skies in these modern times is not as simple as it once was. A handful of years ago, our biggest obstacle was the occasional flock of geese. These days the skies are crowded with everything from jumbo jets to country singers in ultra-lights.
The FAA saw fit to intercede. Our sleigh has been fitted with strobe beacons and Rudoph’s nose has been supplemented with right-of-way lights on his port and starboard sides. The poor fellow has gone from being the star of the team to looking like a billboard for bad taste!
In any case, I’ve enjoyed this little interview. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to return to my reading.
Here is a list of the links to my fellow Blogfestivus writers. Some of them are quite talented, but there are a couple who are just riding the coat-tails. You know who you are!
Blogdramedy (Ring Leader, reindeer enthusiast, generally cool chick)