Everyday Business

The intern rushed into the office building, sharply turning the corner with the hot coffee threatening to cover her hands in third-degree burns. Her eyes began to pan around the room catching sight of a clock reminding her of how little of time is left. Using this little time as a reason to go faster she pushed onwards towards her bosses office. During her charge, she failed to notice the eccentric house plants and the all too invested workers.

She halted on the recently cleaned tile causing scar like skidmarks to appear. She slowly drew in a breath as she straightened up hoping to God that she didn't look like the wreck she was. Her hand ran through her hair as she attempted to compose herself as much as possible. Her shaking hand reached down to the door handle and slowly opened it with a click.

What greeted her on the other side of the door was her boss with a grin just a bit too wide. Her blood froze as she stared forward.

"Oh, Katie, it's great to see you here! How's everything been? Family been okay?" Her boss asked in an almost too friendly voice. She stepped toward him staring at the suit-clad man.

"Yeah, they've been…fine," Her voice sounded weak as she approached him. She set down the coffee and placed it in front of her boss.

"Ah, trying to bribe me, eh?" He asked prior to letting loose a childish chuckle. She stood above him a confused look spread across her face.


"Oh, you rascal! You know exactly what you're doing! You want to be apart of my brilliant plan for the company, am I not wrong?" His arrogant smile quickly returned before he finished his speech, "Well how about it, would you like to join?"

"I…I don't even know what you're talking about," She softly admitted. Her head hung low as thoughts raced through her mind. Had he recently sent out an email that she didn't see? Maybe this a big company prank. She might've missed something in a meeting. Her heart raced as her boss stared at her. Suddenly he burst out in laughter. He took a second before wiping away a tear.

"Ahah… Oh, golly I haven't laughed this hard in years," He said before going into another fit, "Oh man you are always a prankster."

"How… How is this even funny?" She thought before shrugging it off if it kept her internship she was just fine with it.

"Alrighty, alrighty… let's get serious here now," He said upon catching his breath, "I'm planning on moving production overseas to help cut costs by about fifty percent,"

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