While housecleaning the other day, I got quite the shock. From behind an old box in of the corner of a closet, these guys came scrambling, shouting all manner of unintelligible obscenities.
As it turns out, they’ve been guarding our closet for the last 40 years, or so they claim—curious since our house is only 28 years old. Since regrouping in the kitchen (and eaten most of our food), they’ve reconsidered their line of work. “Vee vaahnt to schee dee verld,” said one in a most curious accent (a few of ’em have tattoos of the Swiss country code, but they sound decidedly Scandinavian—we think it’s a put-on). When asked how they’d like to do it, they immediately pointed at one of the necklaces I’m working on. “Dose go arund dee neck, and necks goes arund dee verld with dee people deys beelongin’ to.”
Fair enough, I thought. So, with the help of 15 of ’em, we made up this 22-inch-long necklace. They’re strung on resilient nylon, buffered by translucent glass beads.
If you prefer to blend into the crowd, then this necklace isn’t for you; while generally well mannered, they’re quite rambunctious. Next time you want to get noticed, let these guys do your bidding.