The Quarterly Board Meeting

9FCD1361-6429-4889-A6F4-6CBA33CBA5D3Jeffrey Adams, the CEO, was ranting about how the firm had missed its quarterly earnings target for the past five consecutive quarters.

“Jeffrey,” Eileen Anderson, the CFO, interrupted, “you need to take a breath. You’re sounding more like a petulant child having a temper tantrum than the CEO of a billion dollar company.

“Excuse me, Eileen,” Jeffery said in an angry retort. “It’s loose lips like yours that sink ships.”

“Okay, okay,” said Hal Goldsmith, “let’s stop roving all over the map here. We need to reinstate at least a modicum of civility to this meeting.

Aaron Jones, the head of technology, raised his hand. “What is it, Aaron?” the CEO said.

“I do have some good news,” Aaron said. “My team is ahead of schedule for the release of the latest upgrade to our gaming software and I believe that, once the marketplace get to see it, sales will skyrocket and it will prove to be a bonanza for our bottom line.”

“Now that’s what I’m talking about,” the smiling CEO said, as most of the other board meeting attendees rolled their eyes.


Written for these one-word prompts: Scotts Daily Prompt firm), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tantrum), Ragtag Daily Prompt (loose), Word of the Day Challenge (roving),  Your Daily Word Prompt (reinstate), and Daily Addictions (bonanza).

10 thoughts on “The Quarterly Board Meeting

  1. newepicauthor November 2, 2018 / 10:51 am

    I always thought that it was “loose lips that sink ships”, not “loose lips that shink ships”, what the hell does shink mean anyway.

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    • Fandango November 2, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      He has a speech impediment and a lisp. Either that or the author of this post had a brain fart.

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      • newepicauthor November 2, 2018 / 3:44 pm

        I just found out that shink is a verb that means beer, pour, skink or serve wine. It is also a nickname for the Japanese bullet train. To shink is the act of thinking while showering, shampooing, shaving and/or defecating. Finally to have an ill smell, is to shink.

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  2. leigha66 November 9, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Company meetings are usually pretty boring … I liked the touch of the others rolling their eyes.

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