“Mr. Gunderson, since you joined the staff here at the Pinewood Hotel and Conference Centers, your work performance has been problematic in several areas. First, your frequent tardiness has left us short-handed during our busy summer season. Next, there was the unfortunate mauling incident during the Dooflemeyer wedding reception. Finally, we have received numerous reports that you have been stealing the mint truffles from guest pillows, upsetting a 75-year tradition that is the centerpiece of this establishment’s reputation for outstanding service. I’m afraid I have no further option but to give you notice at once.”
And finally: Oh Boy! It’s Bamboo Again!
From sender-inner C.D.
“Now, for my next illusion, I shall require an ordinary piece of salmon, like the one you’re carrying. Thank you, sir. Now watch carefully, as I hold the salmon like so, invoke the magic words munchitus crunchitus, and — voila! — your salmon has vanished!”
“Welcome to Polarburger, home of Halibut-on-a-Bun! Would you like to try a six-pack of Sea Lion Sliders, or can I interest you in the Polar Bear Surprise?”
I’ll just have a salad, Sharon H.