A work story about magical elves

An email to a client:

That custom report is generated by magic dwarves. To ensure they produce at the quality we and our customers expect, we keep them supplied with medical-grade peyote.

Unfortunately, the week you requested this report, they had run out of their supply, and given global supply chain issues, we were delayed in getting them their needed hallucinogens. This resulted in an obvious dip in report accuracy and quality accordingly.

We have apologized to them (they were quite upset, as dwarves are wont) and now we must also apologize to you as well.

Given these magic elves are now on the proper plane of consciousness, I’ve asked them to rerun the reports.

I’ll report back when they’ve finished and hopefully we’ll see results more in line with your expectations.

Chris Vannoy @v