An office worker was facing disciplinary action today after the act of bring a fully-wrapped camel into work for the “Secret Santa”.
In unprecedented scenes, the camel managed to burst out of its wrapping before even half the presents had been opened, ate most of the other gifts and bit the head of Human Resources on the leg.
Brian Renfrew, a business analyst for a shipping company in the UK town of Harold, explained to our reporter that he had not originally intended to purchase the camel.
“I was in the pub last night when I suddenly remembered the office Secret Santa was first thing this morning,” he explained miserably. “I thought I was stuck, then I got into a chat with this bloke at the bar who said he had a camel.”
“I’d had a few drinks, you see.”
In the general confusion following the camel’s emergence, scuffles broke out with half the office workers fighting for possession of the humpy quadruped, while the other half wanted very much no camel at all.
In the disturbance, the camel took fright and produced several gifts of its own on the carpet, which were far less well-received.
Renfrew now faces Christmas on the dole, but feels he has learned a valuable lesson from the incident.
“Never take a camel into work,” he insisted.