Mandy Pillar, intrepid reporter, had scored the scoop of the century. She took a helicopter ride with him to a nearby mountain overlooking the town of North Pole, Alaska.
As they stood at a cliff, Ray explained he was exhausted. “It’s tough being Christmas’ Chief Foreman. You’re on 24/7/365. The stress is enormous.”
He pointed to a series of massive buildings. “We wrap presents there. Santas in those tall buildings there.”
“Yep. There’s 101,010 of them. The original had a mutation. He could copy himself.”
“Yep. We keep the time machines there.”
“The classic story isn’t quite accurate. Every day, Santas go forward in time to Christmas Eve to deliver presents. Each makes about 8 trips a day. We operate every day all year long.”
“The toys are in that gigantic building there?”
“Nope. That’s for Brandy, Eggnog and Cookies.” Ray shrugged. “Santa needs his comforts.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/12/23/what-pegman-saw-north-pole-alaska/
101010 is binary for the number 42: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/yes-the-answer-to-the-universe-really-is-42-1351201.html
Merry Christmas everybody!