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Dec 18, 2014
Article #277
Author: Peter S. Muffoletto, C.P.A.

The flu season had hit the North Pole very hard that year.


A number of Santa's elves were sick,

the trainee elves could not produce the

toys as fast

as the regular ones.


Santa was beginning to feel the

pressure of being behind schedule.


Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to visit.


This stressed Santa even more.


When he went to harness the reindeer,

he found that three of them were about to give birth

and two had jumped the fence and were out,

heaven knows where.


More stress.


When he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked,

and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.


So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for

a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.


When he went to the cupboard,

he discovered that the Mrs. Claus who was known to tip

one on a regular basis had drank all of the liquor,

and there was nothing to drink.


In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider pot,

it broke into hundreds of little pieces

all over the kitchen floor.


Just then the doorbell rang,

and irritable Santa trudged to the door.


There was a little angel

with a great big Christmas tree.


The angel said, very cheerfully,

“Merry Christmas, Santa.

Isn’t it a lovely day?

I have a beautiful tree for you.”


Where would you like me to stick it?”


And so began the tradition

of the little angel on top of

the Christmas Tree.


Mel Jones is one of the premier restaurant brokers in the nation having published hundreds of articles on buying and selling a restaurant and bar business, selling thousands of restaurants in CA., WA and AZ and building one of the most copied business models in the brokerage industry.  Mel started SellingRestaurants in 2004 with the one simple concept, give the buyers the information they need to make intelligent buying decisions without being pestered by a broker or hiding information, prepare the business for market by researching key details that make or break deals and educate the buyer on the buying process to create an intelligent buyer.  Prior to SellingRestaurants, Mel was a Chief Financial Officer for Universal Music Group, the largest music company in the world.  There he participated in more than $11.5 billion of merger and acquisition transactions.  He also work for top companies such as Nestle Foods, USA. He hold a Bachelors in Business Administration Finance as well as attened Law School at Gonzaga University.  Give Mel a call at 480.274.7000 or e-mail him at [email protected] if you have any questions. 


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