Firstly, she pointed out the need to write something substantial. I was reminded that there was an expectation that on this occasion there would be a first and last word on the subject and I was determined to have the last word as well as the first.
I had been asked to speak on the topic of sleyination as I was the world’s expert on the topic even though I had more than my fair share of critics. Namely the ones purporting that I had made the whole up.
My address would put paid to all the naysayers, the doubters and detractors.
Firstly, I pointed out the sleyination was a word used to define the art of guiding a sleigh through the snow whilst being pulled by eight reindeer one of which had to have a red nose. After exhaustive research I had come to this conclusion and invented the word to describe the art of guiding said reindeer through the snow, sleet and heat on any given Christmas night.
My audience sat spellbound to my address. You could have heard a pin drop when I produced video of a sleigh being drawn by eight reindeer and leading one with a red nose.
I sat down as the scattered applause thundered around me knowing I had settled the matter at last.