The Theatre of the Barely Socially Acceptable, Act 5

25 Sep 2004
September 25, 2004

After a brief hiatus, we open a new season of The Theatre of the Barely Socially Acceptable. With the change in seasons comes the desire for change. Based on an overheard cell conversation this week on the subway I give you Act 5:

Yeah, I’ve come up with 14 different reasons I should get a raise.
Uh huh, well, I just thought of them.
Haven’t had a chance to get them down on paper.
I can do that tomorrow.

Yep, tomorrow will be a good day for me.
There won’t be anyone in the office
and I can write them up.

When my boss sees these
there’s no way he can turn me down.

You think so?
Ok, I’ll run them by you.
No, I’m sure he will be shocked I thought of so many.

So today Amber created the document and called a meeting.
Ray cut it to pieces and James cut it to pieces
Yeah, in front of everyone.

She was so upset she stormed out
and no one saw her for the rest of the day.
I wish I could do that.

Did it affect me?
Not a bit. She wasn’t around to bother me.

Yep, tomorrow will be a good day.
No one in the office.

Gotta go. Buy you a beer after I get that raise.
Hey, yeah, sure thing.

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1 reply
  1. Ray says:

    Oh, man he/she (whoever was talking on the phone) never actually told the 14 reasons why he/she should be given a raise! It just leaves us hanging! I don’t think I’d want to work in that office anyway, seeing how coworkers cut your work up in front of other people and get away with it. Geez…
    Oh, and no, I’m not the same Ray mentioned in your overheard conversation. :)

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