One sweltering summer Saturday, I decided to get a Popsicle, so I went to the refrigerator to find one. I opened the refrigerator, but all that I saw was an emperor penguin! “SHUT THE DOOR! YOU ARE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING!” screamed the penguin, making me jump!
Quivering, I slowly obeyed the kingly demand from Antarctica. I realized that the only way to get myself a
Popsicle was to enter the other continent inside my refrigerator. I put on my boots, heavy coat, mittens, scarf,
and hat and marched to the freezer.
Thankfully the penguin had moved a few feet from the entrance and was no
longer blocking my path. I climbed in
(closing the door of course) and walked over to speak with him. Once I reached him, I did the obvious: I
asked him “What happened to my Popsicles”?
“Is that what you call the
bright edible daggers I found”? questioned the penguin, wide-eyed. “Yes”
I replied, and then prompted “Well what did you do with them”? The penguin now looked incredibly guilty “When
it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere. I was barely managing to keep the baby warm
on my feet while I huddled with the others.
Just the other day, the females returned from fishing, but my wife
couldn’t find enough fish, so when I discovered the Popsicles I instantly
thought ‘miracle cure’! I brought some
of them back to my family for dinner. I had
no idea that they were yours” the penguin solemnly admitted and returned the
Popsicles to me. Then I remembered that
the temperature was 100o below 0! I thanked the penguin and told him
that I had to leave immediately. Then I returned
to my warm, toasty home.
|Emperor Penguin in the refrigerator!|