What went down today
Friday! Bob and Ann have been anxiously awaiting this day, ever since they received a note telling them a BIG CHANGE was in store.
When they arrived at work they saw that I had demolished the wall separating their cubes, destroyed all their office furniture, and hired a crew to build a gourmet kitchen. Their offices were gone. Surprise!
The contractor welcomed them to their new space. He was a bit of a close talker.
Bob and Ann were confused. A kitchen? Why a kitchen??
They felt there was more to this story, and they were right.
Meanwhile, Sue and the van driver went down to the local cafe to meet up with The Unicorn Chaser.
They looked around, and were pretty sure they spotted the right guy.
He saw them approach, and stood up to greet them. His hat was impressive, his arm gone.
“Tell me about your need,” he said, once everyone was settled.
Sue explained that she had won a car, and later learned that it didn’t run on gasoline. It only ran on unicorn tears mixed with moonshine.
“That’s inconvenient,” The Unicorn Chaser shrewdly noted.
Then he stared into the distance. “Let me think…” he said.
“This is so complicated,” he whispered to himself.
Everyone was silent.
“What’s six times twelve?” he finally asked.
“Seventy-two!” shouted the van driver. (He’s such a math nut.) “Six times twelve is seventy-two!”
“That’s worse than I thought,” said The Unicorn Chaser. Then he stood up. “I must leave now,” he told Sue.
“But what about the unicorn tears? What should I do?” asked Sue.
“Oh, right. That’s easy,” said The Chaser. “You need to find a leprechaun. A leprechaun will lead you to directly to a unicorn.”
Then he was off.
Moments later, the cafe owner appeared. “That gentleman ordered twelve pieces of cake and did not pay,” he informed Sue. “At $6.00 per piece, that’s a total of…”
“Seventy-two dollars!” the van driver shrieked.
“I know,” said the owner. “I was going to say that.”
Unfortunately, Sue and the van driver had to cover the bill. But Sue wasn’t upset — she was too preoccupied thinking about the leprechaun. She would have to act fast, because St. Patrick’s Day was rapidly approaching. It wouldn’t be easy, but she had a pretty good idea of how to find a leprechaun…
“Let’s go,” she said to the van driver.
Next: Kitchens, leprechauns and unicorns… oh my!