Token llama

We’re all familiar with the scapegoat: that notion of a patsy who will take the fall for all our failings.

We know less about their Andean cousin, the token llama.

With the scape goat, we attribute all our ills.

With the token llama we attribute our positives.

This fine furry fellow is the person who left a penny at the counter, or put the seat down for once.

You can count on our token llama to tell you that no, you don’t look fat in those jeans.

Next time you’re down, look to your token llama to brighten the day.

(by Marianne McCann. Presented at Espresso Yourself, 3rd March, 2015.)

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