Make-Believe AP--April 12, 2006
The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy released a statement today concerning their financial outlook.
"Look," the Easter Bunny said, "how can I expect to buy all the chocolate, jelly beans, and stuffed animals when I have to somehow get around town? Most of my money goes into the tank of The Hopper." E.B. referred to his automobile.
The Tooth Fairy was equally upset. "I don't want to have to cut the children's tooth money in half, but I don't know what to do!" Her wings quivered, and the crowd could clearly see how upset she was. "Usually I fly, but there are times I feel under the weather and have to use the fairymobile. I'm thinking about switching to a Hybrid."
There has been a grumbling among the two for the last year or so, but this is the first time they've publicly talked about high gas prices and how it affects them.
"I've kept my mouth shut until now. But there's no end in sight!" E.B.'s whiskers twitched in anger. "Well over $3 a gallon? Well, I never!!!"
The crowd nodded their heads in commiseration.
Just as the Easter Bunny opened his mouth again, a S.W.A.T. team decended on the press conference and cuffed the two.
The crowd watched in disbelief as they were carted away.
The president released a statement citing the two were "disturbing the peace." And since both characters don't have proof of U.S. citizenship, they'll likely be shipped elsewhere.
Santa Claus, Cupid, and Jack O'Lantern are taking donations to pay for counsel.
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