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December 24, 2014 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Santa steals from big boys

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There…in the fog. See it? As mysterious as Apple’s barge off California. Could that be a Santa designated sleigh transfer stop? ©

How does Santa manage to deliver all that stuff everywhere on Christmas Eve?

The secret may now be revealed.

He stole some ideas from the giants of the delivery industry.

UPS and FedEx handle large volumes of holiday gifts mostly successfully.

Their holiday delivery procedures includes large regional transport trucks arriving in a predetermined location (like a parking lot) where drivers are waiting with smaller trucks. Packages from the big truck are offloaded to the smaller vehicles who make the deliveries to homes.

With a Ho Ho Ho, Santa knew he could top that with his flying reindeer and an improved logistic plan.

Santa may be arranging drop shipments to undisclosed locations in each region.

Then groups of elves inconspicuously drift in and rendezvous at assigned times and spots.

(Being short makes it easier to slip under the human radar. Nobody notices odd clothing these days. Or are too afraid sensitive to mention it.)

Next the jingle crew loads the regional packages onto area-appropriate transports under the cover of darkness, blizzards, or fog depending on the location.

Santa still commands Rudolf and the sleigh.

He and the reindeer guys swoop down over a regional transport and elves toss Santa the gifts he needs to deliver in that area.

After Santa delivers a batch, he heads to another regional transport center where elves are waiting with arm loads of gifts ready to reload the sleigh.

The process repeats over and over until all the presents are ready and waiting for children all over the world.

The elves are loading the transport and getting ready for the big night....

Quick! Don’t let them see you. Elves are loading the transport and getting ready for the big night. Will they float into the middle of the lake before Santa makes contact? Is that tree on top a homing signal or beacon for Santa? ©

Could another great mystery solved here, too?

Does Santa hand off all the cookies and Santa snacks to the elves at each site as he’s gathering gifts? Would explain how he keeps his weight down for those chimney entrances.

More investigation and a zoom lens will be necessary.

But have a feeling the elves spotted me and will be moving to a new secret location.

Hope whistleblowers don’t get placed on the “Naughty List”.

See you after Christmas docks!

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Short Comment Break until after the holidays, but so glad you stopped by.

We’ll chat at your place. Jingle on!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  1. easyweimaraner / Dec 24 2014 2:54 pm

    that makes sense to me… and I bet the cookies will land in the tummies of that elves… or they only rewrap them and sell it to the stores :o)
    Have a wonderful Christmas :o)

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 24 2014 9:36 pm

      The elves probably need lots of energy so the cookies are a good snack…and they can work off the calories.
      Merry merry Christmas, Easy. Paw waves from Molly and the German who is visiting. RC was so thrilled to see the smile, she insists on sending an elegant Christmas bow in recognition of the season of hope and peace.


  2. Fearless Leader / Dec 24 2014 3:41 pm

    Merry Christmas, Phil!

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  3. sportsattitudes / Dec 24 2014 4:02 pm

    All the best to you and yours Phil. Have a great Holiday season, Bruce

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  4. Robin / Dec 24 2014 8:51 pm

    Merry Christmas, PhilosopherMouse! 🙂

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  5. Unconfirmed Bachelorette / Dec 26 2014 9:52 pm

    Wishing a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year to the Entire Realm!

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