Saturday, December 18, 2010

As Graceful as a Gazelle



On the SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
those geese were really a-layin' egg-NOG!


. . . my true love gave to me
six geese a-layin'
five goooooooooolden rings!
four calling birds,
three french hens,
two turtle doves,
and a partridge in a pear tree!

As the runner for tonight's deliveries, Christian nearly fell smack dab into a holiday party that was just winding up at the home of our first drop. We could clearly see that people were in the entryway putting on coats, scarves, gloves, and deciding which pair of shoes they wanted to surreptitiously put on and walk out the door wearing. (BTW, did you know one can really scam on some super cute holiday heels that way if one was so inclined . . . . Hey! Don't look at me! I didn't take your Jimmy Choos! Must have been Dave. jk. jk! I. am. just. kidding!) Whatever.

So! Back at the ranch . . . can I just say that in another life Christian must have been some sort of gazelle, because tonight he high-tailed it and ran full speed across the home's front porch, rang the bell, set down the nog and the nog-enhancer* on the front mat,
didn't pause for even a split-second while doing so, loped
on around the corner and scampered out of sight. No Jimmy Choo wearing person inside the house was the wiser.



*Nog-enhancer: A non-alcoholic drink which, when added to a goblet of eggnog, makes the whole concoction turn a really, really pretty shade of cherry blossom pink. And cherry blossom pink, in my opinion, is what makes the world go round, dontcha know.

1 comment:

Beth said...

It's great to have a gazelle on your team! (next time, can he please grab a pair of Jimmy Choo's on his way through, in a size 6 please!)