Driving along empty streets, North Korean Defense Minister Kwan looked outside. A huge golden statue of Kim Il-Sung presided over an empty plaza. His phone rang and Kwan answered.
“Do you have the new Safety Measure?” asked Foreign Minister Jang.
“It’s important. If the Americans get too angry and attack, we’re finished.”
“I know that! Relax, we’re safe.”
“Safe?” spat Kim Jong-Un, leader of North Korea. Idly he drew doodles on the car seat with crayons. “With the Americans threatening us?”
“Your leadership keeps us safe, exalted one,” patronized Kwan.
“Give me the Nuclear Control Box,” said Kim. “I must destroy America.”
“You did that yesterday.”
“Again, again!” bounced Kim.
Kwan sighed and handed him a bright yellow box with colorful buttons. “Here is the Safety Mea…Control Box.”
Kim pointed to a logo. “What does this say?”
“Nothing, magnificent one.”
“Tell me!” insisted Kim.
“It says, ‘Fisher-Price.'”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/08/26/416/
Kim Il-Sung: “…the leader of North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994…he authorized the invasion of South Korea in 1950 triggering a defense of South Korea by the United Nations led by the United States.”
Fisher-Price: “…an American company that produces educational toys for children and infants.”