The Reindeer Whisperer
He was Santa’s favourite gnome. And the only one the reindeer responded to. Perhaps because he sneaked extra carrots to them when no one was watching. And he listened when they complained they were being overworked.
So, when two days before the big job the reindeer protested and organised a strike, the gnome was the one who was urgently called to resolve the solution.
The reindeer had a list of demands, which included lighter reins, more food, and greater petting time.
The gnome listened carefully and took note. He promised Santa would compromise and fed each with a carrot marshmallow to lighten their mood. He vowed they would get an entire month of rest after the job was completed and that they could choose their relaxation destination themselves.
The reindeer conceded. The gnome was a good negotiator.
So all was resolved. The reindeer were content, the gnome was satisfied with a job well done and Santa was ready – he was actually so pleased he gave the gnome a promotion to Reindeer Counsellor.