nullis a true oddity in the Kingdom of Nouns. He is a second-class citizen. This is no doubt due to the fact that he is completely and utterly incapable of even the most trivial of actions. Whenever he is asked to perform a task, he responds by taking
throwing a tantrum. Every other citizen in the Kingdom is expected to at least know his
Classand how to present himself to the public. Not
The residents of the Kingdom take pride in order, so you might imagine that
null's behavior would make him an outcast in the Kindom of Nouns. In fact, he had been disinherited by every single family in the kingdom!
nulldesperately wanted something to do. People would assign him mundane tasks like standing in for a citizen that was shortly expected to arrive or standing at the end of a line as a sort of marker. Occasionally when a request came from the castle,
nullwould return to deliver the news that no one was able to satisfy the request.
Not everyone was impressed by
null's `ability' (so to speak) to take up space. Sometimes, you just need a member of the right family or someone that is capable of performing a well-defined task. Requirements like these were spelled out explicitly in the contracts that people made:
(IMowLawns teenager). But because
nullwas the king's brother, he had a special dispensation to ignore these restrictions. He'd walk right on in and pretend to be the manager or the teenager. Of course as soon as you asked him to do something, like start the mower or even tell you his name, he'd take
Some people just tried to pretend that
nulldidn't exist and hope that the king or somebody would
catchhim as he threw his tantrum. Others took the time to proofread their contracts and add extra clauses everywhere to exclude
nullor deal with him in some ad-hoc way.
Unfortunately, there is no happy ending to this story.
nullcontinues vex and irritate the citizens of the Kingdom of Nouns and no relief is in sight.