Just after dusk last Friday night, Inspector Gadgets intricate array of remote monitoring sensors at Kamarooka detected a remarkable change occurring in the magnetized particles of the ionosphere. An extremely fast moving object was approaching from the north, honing in on the newly constructed Kamo Education Centre.
Still stupefied by a sumptuous Christmas party feast, eighteen members of the United Farm Forestry Group, in shock and awe, watched this oncoming airborne apparition. After stampeding Mr. Andy Hay’s sheep, narrowly missing an ancient Grey Box, (Eucalyptus microcarpa), and fading the curtains in Big Bill’s panel van, disaster was averted mere microseconds later, when the UFO made a desperate in flight correction, and crash landed in the adjacent environmental plantation.
Upon closer inspection it proved to be a somewhat bedraggled seasonal Yuletide visitor, Mr. Santa Claus himself. Brushing aside the reindeer’s Workcare claim, for bruised knee’s, and trauma, not to mention their resulting effect on nutriment levels in the plantation, Santa dusted himself down, hauled his sack out the wreckage of his sleigh and set to work.
Somewhat shaken, jet lagged, and not wishing to offend any one else that evening, Santa dramatically lowered his “Elf Height Standard, (EHS), and deigned to employ the diminutive, but cute “Ranx”, as Santa’s little helper. A bevy of gifts were dutifully distributed, to all boys and girls who had been good; and to Mr. Phil Dyson also.
Sadly, all too soon, this display of bountiful benevolence was over, and after some rudimentary repairs, recalibrating his GPS, and apologizing to the reindeer, a chastened Santa Claus managed a shaky take off. He may drop by again next year; but only if we are good!!