Monday, June 21, 2010
An Introduction to Ingmar the Impatient
It’s only June, and Ingmar can already be heard asking “Is it Christmas yet?” As his friends and family can attest, Ingmar has never been a patient gnome.
“I recall one time,” his mother begins, “when Ingmar was in line for his favorite treat at the candy store - caramel apples dipped in chocolate chips. The line wasn’t moving fast enough for my dear Ingmar, so the clever boy started farting his way to the front of the line. A fart here, and a fart there, and soon enough the line had cleared out, and Ingmar was there in the front of the line. When he wants something, waiting around for it isn’t an option.”
This time around it seems that instead of caramel apples, it’s Christmas that has Ingmar all fueled up. With the holiday still officially 6 months away, the rotund gnome has fashioned himself a suit to match St. Nick’s finest. With two presents in hand, it looks as though there is no stopping this gnome from declaring the Christmas season to have started early this year.
UPDATE: In the time between the writing (yesterday) and the posting (today) of this story, Ingmar has disappeared! More comments about disappearing gnomes to come in a future post.