Residents of Gadget HQ were shocked this afternoon when Terry, the office’s beloved Boiley Egg, was found to be missing. Head Ranger Mandy Evans was the first to discover the disappearance, checking the Egg’s enclosure at approximately 13:30 and finding it empty. Police Chief Barnaby has issued a statement announcing that the Gadget HQ Police Force will be searching round the clock for their ovular friend, and appealed for anyone with any information to please come forward.
The drama did not end there. Already distraught from the disappearance of the egg some sources are calling her “best friend” and “trusted confidant”, Miss Evans had brought in two raw eggs with the intention of using Terry the Egg to boil them. However, displaying her trademark steely resolve, Miss Evans announced that she would not be beaten.
“Adapt and overcome, that’s my motto. Don’t think you can’t do it because you don’t have the things you need,” she stated. To the amazement of her colleagues, she dropped her eggs into the office’s electric kettle and flicked the switch. Although she did concede that “I’m not going to be able to get it as perfect as I would have done had I been using a Boiley Egg”, Evans laughed in the face of her nay-saying co-workers and kept reboiling the kettle for five long minutes.
Emptying the eggs out onto her plate, Miss Evans tentatively peeled back the first few fragments of shell to reveal two boiled eggs in excellent condition, delightedly exclaiming “Awhhh look at that! How is that for a good egg?” The praise from her co-workers, though begrudging, was well deserved, and ensured that this story did have an eggstra special happy ending.