Users of Twitter, the social networking service, were disappointed to see a service delay recently. Many panicked. They needed to send and receive their messages (tweets)!
Up to this point, the true cause of the problem remained a mystery. But now, all can be revealed.
Spoof reporter Gail Farrelly has discovered that some Twitter birds, carrying tweets over a forest in the north of England, were chased by a ferocious fox. Not wanting to be victimized, the birds had to take evasive action and make some changes in their planned route. Consequently, they were late delivering their tweets.
Happily, though, no tweets were lost, even though the poor birds had to bob and weave as the fox kept jumping in the air, hoping to nab a birdie or two for his dinner.
Farrelly is glad to report that the birds seem none the worse for wear. They do have one question though: where the heck did the expression smart like a fox come from? Smiling broadly and flapping her tiny wings, Barbie, commander-in-chief of the birdie tweeters, chirped, "That fox seemed kind of dumb to me."