THURSDAY, 13TH DECEMBER, 6PM , PARKINSON B.08
Are you a naughty or nice elf?
Last session before the Christmas Break, let's have fun with some crisis!
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
We had waited all night in hopes of a clatter,
I saw on my twitter what was the matter;
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
Outside was a blizzard of epic proportions below,
All was white as the Sun hid behind snow,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a CNN update to confirm my fear!
An image of Jake Tapper, anxious and sick;
I knew then at once that this could be no trick.
Then mails and updates and tweets soon came,
And quickly the whole world knew who to blame;
“The elves have cancelled Christmas! They’ve all gone on strike!
And now there’s no toys for our Sarah, James or Mike!
Those tiny workers that you might recall,
Do all this work for no pay at all!
They’ve stormed the toy factory during the storm,
No one’s allowed in or out unless there’s reform.
St. Nick’s tech has hidden the factory away,
To keep all us boys and girls at bay,
Please, if you’re listening, those at the United Nations!
Scramble to work and get back to your stations!
Negotiate with each and every hard-working sprite,
To ensure a Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
******** MERRY CHRISTMAS ********