A Most Marvelous Machine

The human female is supposed to meet some colleagues for a working dinner.  She is actually a bit early.  Where is everyone else?

No matter. While we wait, Sigyn and I are examining a most marvelous machine.  We have seen something similar before, a device which, despite assurances, most definitely did NOT contain candy, though its contents were every bit as bouncy as advertised.  I believe this one, however, does contain what Midgardians call “bubble gum.”  In fact, it looks as if it might contain enough to replicate the rubbery-looking sculpture we saw on campus.  It is certainly the right color for it!

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You may recall that we do not have chewing gum on Asgard, and the human female doesn’t keep it in the house.  This is because she looks like a masticating bovine when she chews it, so it is Not Allowed. Therefore, I have had little opportunity to try chewing gum of any sort.  This could be my chance!

I shall levitate us up for a closer look.

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What do you think, Sigyn?  Shall we purchase one?  The confections appear to be large enough the share, and I have the proper coin in my pocket.

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Here goes nothing!  (I fervently hope that “beaver” is the device’s manufacturer and NOT the flavor we can expect to receive!)

(clink! grunch, grunch, grunch)  Gumball away!

Here it comes!

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On your left!  Isn’t this exciting?

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On its way down to the delivery chute!  Keep an eye on it and I’ll get ready to catch.

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(Boink!)  It has arrived!  Are you ready?  Be careful–it will roll right out when we open the little door…

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Ours at last!  It is indeed a superior gumball.

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Um, Sweetie?  How exactly do you plan to eat this?

And it is at this point that the human female finally realizes that no one else is coming, that I have changed the location of the meeting, and that all the others are all happily munching away and discussing business on the other side of town.

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