“I just can’t decide,” he said when he came back to the office. “I have seven different tile samples to choose from, but I can’t pick one. I like them all.”
“Then use them all!” She said. Her eyes sparkled, magnified by the bifocals she had worn for the twenty years she’d been his secretary.
“The Board wouldn’t like it,” he said. “The Board definitely wouldn’t like it.”
“But you’d like it,” she said. Then, more softly, “And I’d love it. I’d absolutely adore it.”
(Sometimes, the secretary is simply more powerful than the Board.)
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