Buddy the Elf, what a guy! If the world had more Buddy’s in it, it would be a much better and entertaining place. So how can we be more like him?
1. He loves Christmas and all its magic
Buddy (being an elf and all) is all about Christmas, there’s no time more magical. A festive season when you can eat chocolate for breakfast every morning (or in Buddy’s case syrup laden spaghetti with a sprinkling of Smarties).
2. He has a great vocabulary
You can always rely on Buddy to come out with a brilliant word or phrase. Cotton headed ninny muggings is pretty hard to beat.
3. He gives a lot of compliments
“I think you’re really beautiful and I feel really warm when I’m around you and my tongue swells up”
Everyone loves a compliment, and Buddy is never short of one. It’s such a simple thing to do, and just like Debs it can make someone’s day. Go on give someone one today (a compliment you filthy minded people).
“You did it! Congratulations! ‘World’s Best Cup of Coffee.’ Great job, everybody. It’s great to meet you”
Whilst being completely naive and innocent isn’t always the best way to be, Buddy sees most things in a very positive and literal way. Something we could all do from time to time (unless your names Joey Essex then you already do).
5. He loves to sing (even if he is a bit off-key at times)
One lesson Buddy has taught us is that the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. Go on get your sing on even if it takes a few Proseccos and sherries to get you going.
6. He’s not afraid of hard work
He might have only managed to build 85 Etch-A-Sketchers, but it’s 85 more than you or I could build. He’s a dab hand at making toys, even if he does wreck his fathers wooden desk in the process.
7. He’s easily impressed
“Have you seen these toilets? They’re GINORMOUS!”
Whilst the man in the Empire State buildings lift probably wasn’t impressed with having to stop at 102 floors, Buddy saw the beauty in the pretty lights. Every time you use a lift now, you’ll probably have the urge to do the same.
“It looks like a Christmas tree”
He also got excited about the fact he’d seen a dog.
“So, good news – I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog?”
Sometimes we’re so busy looking at the bigger picture we miss the small things that really matter. We should probably be impressed with the simpler things just like Buddy.
8. He doesn’t take life too seriously
Whether it’s spinning around in a rotating door until you vom, or busting out your best dancing moves to Jump Around in a dingy post room, letting your hair down at times is just the right medicine. *Please Note* Drinking ‘syrup’ and dancing on tables during work hours may cause you to lose your job.
9. He has impeccable telephone answering skills
He answers the phone in a very clear and positive tone, taking interest in the caller, and all done with a smile. Something a lot of customer services advisors could do with putting into practice.
10. He just loves to smile
There’s nothing more infectious and welcoming than a smile, and Buddy has got it down to a tea. Although remember there’s a fine line between looking generally friendly or a complete lunatic.
Buddy the Elf is the balls and no Christmas is complete without him.
Merry Christmas, and don’t forget…