Personally, I was absolutely certain that predictions of the end of the world would prove wrong. I found it mildly amusing that shamans were casting spells on Friday to hold back the end of the world. Nevertheless, for some it will be reassuring that the intervention of the shaman business consultancy (SHAM & Co.) proved effective!
However, on a more serious note, I have now discovered that there was a major industrial dispute, well hushed up, that is causing unpredicted chaos in supply chains. Apparently a previously highly productive team of workers, the Elves, downed tools some months ago and rather than singing "Whistle while you work", reverted to R.E.M'.s "It's the end of the world as we know it". Rumours abound that production of toys has been frozen since this time last year in Lapland but there has been evidence of a displacement to
No one knows what will happen tonight but Bruce Springsteen has requested that no one play his hit "Santa Claus is coming to town".
Here's hoping all goes well and the last minute mitigation plans all come together. Just in case, enjoy this message from Northern Ireland