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.

7 comments:

  1. ah dang, Ingmar. I did not get to know you.

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  2. A few are disappearing! The one on Roxboro Road at I-85 south bound is missing as well ...

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gnome-Sightings/105560006158725?v=wall&ref=sgm

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  3. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gnome-Sightings/105560006158725?v=wall&ref=sgm

    He has been found by me.... read all that I posted on their website....

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  4. THIS IS ONE OF THE GNOMES ALONG WITH ABOUT 11 OTHERS STOLEN FROM MY FRONT YARD ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I know it is because this was the only one that was handpainted by my child. I hope the person/people that took these from my front yard is not the same person/people taking the picture. The facebook link shows more gnome sitings around town and the UNC gnome on Duke's campus I bet is mine too. It was given to me by some friends one Christmas. This really makes me angry because while I think that having gnomes all around Durham is a cute idea, I do not think that stealing them is the way to do this. I really wish I could get back all of these that were stolen, but I'm sure that will never happen.

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  5. D.
    I'm the one that took that photo, but no, I am not the one putting the gnomes up on the bridges (nor taking them down, nor stealing them in the first place if that is what is happening). I'm a photographer / observer only. Contact me at durhamgnomes at gmail dot com, and I can give you all the info I know about Ingmar if it helps you to get him and the other ones back.

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  6. Do you mean durhamgnomes@gmail.com or durhamgnomes at gmail dot com?

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  7. Hi D - I mean durhamgnomes@gmail.com

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