The Conference Room

Conference room business meeting

“Thank you all for interrupting your online holiday shopping to attend this meeting,” Bob said. “To mark the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of this company, there will be some changes. It’s a jungle out there, and we need to keep up.”

Janet rolled her eyes. Bob certainly knew how to draw out a moment, but she pasted on a dutiful smile, since she was his wife after all. The rest of the team appeared to be doing the same, except for Sheila, who for some odd reason was smirking like a cat on a lofty perch.

Bob continued. “Sales have have been in the toilet, so for that reason and also because he’s been sleeping with my wife, I’m firing Nick the sales manager.”

Janet gasped and turned to look at Nick, whose anger was plainly written on his face.

“Now, just a minute, Bob.” Nick rose to his feet. “We already discussed this. Sales were down due to Hurricane Britney, not us!”

“Whatever.” Bob waved that away and slid an envelope across the table. “I’m filing for divorce and marrying Sheila. Consider yourself served, Janet. Also, there’s no more free coffee here. You guys can go to Java Jim’s across the street.”

Ugh, Janet hated Java Jim’s coffee! She stomped out of the conference room. What a horrible day this had turned out to be. Black Friday, indeed.

For the rest of her life she would cross that date out on her calendar.

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Written for Emma’s Wednesday Writing Prompt (title) and Chelle’s Last Sentence Challenge.

21 responses to “The Conference Room

  1. LOL!

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  2. Poor Janet getting stick with an unemployed Nick and having to drink Java Jim’s coffee.

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  3. Black Friday indeed! 😂

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  4. It’s a black day alright

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  5. Funny! We don’t have Thanksgiving in the UK, but over the last 10 years or so, we’ve acquired Black Friday, because obviously consumerism is more important than gratitude.

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  6. Oooh! Sparks flying ✨️

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  7. Not the coffee!!! (That would send my coworkers reeling, too.)

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  8. Love it that’s she’s crossing the date off the calendar from now on 🤣🤣🤣🤣 That Damn day is dead to her!

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