Friday, December 14, 2012

The Law is the Law

Henry Elfman, having done this gig for 180 years, wasn’t pulling his weight anymore. The Boss demoted him. Pride got the better of him and Henry filed an EEOC injunction. Christmas was cancelled.
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I wrote this for the Week 46 Trifextra Writing Challenge, where we are supposed to write a “humorous” 33 words.

Your comments are appreciated.


31 comments:

  1. Poor Henry. It's a bitch getting old and he was probably tired and bored and... Funny, lumdog! Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Yeah, Henry was looking for the easy way out. Thanks Gina. Merry Christmas to you, unless it's really cancelled! (:

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  2. All poor Henry needed was a good retirement package.

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    1. He was looking for a golden parachute! Thanks Jennifer.

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  3. I really loved this lumdog, cancel Christmas indeed!

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    1. Thank you so much Tessa. We're you able to comment through Word Press?

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    2. Yes Word Press allowed me to comment this time.

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  4. Cancelled Christmas! Why do I have a feeling that there is a lawyer only too willing to take a case like this?!

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    1. I'm afraid you're right but I think Santa's dream team will crush him before next Christmas!

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  5. Love this one. Reminds me of "Herbie wants to be a dentist."

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    1. Maybe the elf thing was a bad career choice! ;) Thanks Kelly.

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  6. Well, I'm sure the reindeer were happy, at least. (:

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    1. Yep, they got a year off! See response to Joe above. Thanks Draug.

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  7. Then Rudolph rounded up the other elves and they 'took care of' Henry, and Christmas was back on. Even overworked elves don't like whiners.

    Or at least that's what I hoped would happen :)

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    1. Great alternate ending. I love how you have Rudolf, was again, saving the day! Thanks Janna.

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    1. I was looking for humor in the irony of our legal system. Thanks for commenting Viv

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  9. Ha ha! For once I'm glad I waited so long to do my Christmas shopping. :D

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    1. Yeah, you can save your money. Thanks Linda.

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  10. With a name like Elfman how could he bring himself to file such an injunction? Funny, lumdog, I like this. Lawyers, bah humbug. :)

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    1. Thanks Steph. Not all lawyers are bad. I plan to file a slap suit on Santa's behalf. We will kick that sorry elf's butt!

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  11. Heheh. I guess he wanted his job after all!

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    1. Yeah, the Senior Elves have it pretty cushy. Only supervisory work and eight hot chocolate breaks a day. And they get to keep their frequent flyer miles. Thanks Tina.

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  12. I love what you did with this one!

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  13. Please don't cancel Christmas. I've done so much work for it already. :-)

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    1. Well...we could go with Janna's alternative ending, I suppose. Thanks for stopping by Tri.

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  14. Hohoho. Henry is a distant relative of the Grinch, I'm assuming.

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