At one point in his life, the whatever specialist took a job living in an igloo at the north pole. There was no real purpose to the job except for just actually being there in the igloo and it had to be an igloo so close to the north pole that you could clearly see the actual pole from at least one window in the frozen abode. That is, the actual pole could be seen pretty easily at all times except for those days in which it was snowing pretty heavily, which really was quite often, but that's just how close he was. And a few of his neighbours as well. In fact there was a small neighbourhood there, surrounding the actual pole, all made up of igloos in which the occupants were each and every one hired to do the exact same thing as the whatever specialist: to just live there in the igloos and be close to the actual pole. There were several families in these units and a few single persons, and all of them seemed to get on quite nicely, many doing their shopping at a nearby Trader Joe's, living primarily off of almond butter and wheat thins. They were all allowed to have pets, just as long as the pets exclusively consisted of polar bears, and all of the polar bears were required to wear little red sweaters, each bearing the emblem of the actual pole. The actual pole was red and white swirly-striped by the way, and its height was a complete mystery. Now, the sweaters made it hard for the bears to hunt, but that didn't really matter, as they too had learned to live off of Trader Joe's almond butter and wheat thins just like their human companions. And really, all the polar bear pets seemed quite happy as well. A very friendly lot they were. So, at any rate, it was a marketing and research company who had hired the igloo residents, and everything was going quite swimmingly, until Mrs. Higgins, the resident from 14 Ice Palace Lane, suddenly got a wild hair and decided to climb the actual pole as high up as she could, using only trout fishing boots and a pair of plungers. She had to be rescued by the local fire department, and though no harm came to her in the end, the marketing company decided to shut down the project, sending all the people away from the area and giving all the polar bear pets jobs in middle management back in Canada.
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