Re: 100 yr old package to be opened today 5.30 in Norway village
6.53pm: Good people: we’ve had thrills, we’ve had a bit of a spill, and now it’s Friday evening and we are out of here. We have much to consider. Very little of it has anything to do with the mystery package. Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are!
6.50pm: What we’ve witnessed tonight is something truly special in the workings of a democracy: municipal committee work.
6.48pm: Nobody actually said the words “mortifying disappointment”, but they have decided to leave the paper-filled package and switch to the rest of the evening’s entertainment. Which starts with another violin.
6.47pm: There’s a deathly hush in the crowd. Suggestions that some onlookers have fallen asleep are greatly exaggerated.
6.44pm: Some letters from the United States. Something about finances for a Kringen memorial. Some newspapers. Still no exotic animals or jack-in-the-box type surprises. They just said "Protocol 1909". It's thrill-a-minute stuff this.
6.41pm: It's not a mogwai or a *****. If you were expecting an anti-climax, you may well be on the mark. They just mentioned receipts, and documents, and a pennant that says "From the king". But don't give up hope, they haven't quite figured it all out yet.
6.40pm: There's a package inside the package!
6.38pm: Oh, this is flipping exciting!
6.36pm: The experts are getting their gloves on to open the package. Just in case.
6.35pm: The woman presenter, a kayaker whose name we didn’t quite catch, is making a show of letting everyone know she was related to everyone involved. Early claim for an inheritance?
6.34pm: We’re about to get a good look at Johan Nygaard’s package.
6.30pm: Our presenters for the evening have just sent hearts, heads and bowels aflutter. It’s happening, people!
6.29pm: The expectation was that the brown parcel would be ripped open, gently, right about now. But, funk soul brothers and sisters, we are being made to wait as the rangy dancer completes her act.
6.28pm: In a flowing black dress, this woman is flitting about very nicely on the stage to a tasteful string accompaniment. They know how to put on a package-opening bash in Otta, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
6.26pm: Just minutes away now as we’re treated to a spot of dancing to fill the gaping void in our souls that can only be filled by the removal of a century-old seal.
6.24pm: We’re still here, even if you’re not, but if you were we’d tell you that the musical interlude is over and we’re getting closer to the moment of truth. What. Is. In. The. Package?
6.22pm: And the fiddling continues.
As it happened...LINK ... I KID YOU NOT
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