You’re Fired

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“As your financial advisor, James, I strongly recommend that you consolidate your assets,” the accountant said. “Given the market volatility over the past few weeks, you don’t want to fumble the financial ball when you’re so close to the goal line.”

“Andrew,” James said to his accountant, “you’ve done a stupendous job over the years managing my money. But I think it’s time to make an adjustment.”

“An adjustment, James.” Andrew said. “Are you firing me?”

“Andrew, I have been meeting with an art broker who has a work of art, one that he describes as a true masterpiece, that he wants me to purchase,” James said. “He assures me that the value of this masterpiece will appreciate no less than tenfold, which is a far better return than you can achieve for me.”

“James,” Andrew said, “what kind of magical thinking are you and this art broker engaged in?”

“Well, Andrew,” James said, “you talked about the volatility of the market with its wide swings both up and down. But great works of art, masterpieces, always appreciate. So to answer your earlier question, Andrew, yes, you’re fired.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Scotts Daily Prompt (consolidate), Ragtag Daily prompt (fumble), Haunted Wordsmith Daily Prompt (stupendous), Word of the Day Challenge (masterpiece), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (magical).

12 thoughts on “You’re Fired

    • Fandango December 13, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      I was tempted to name the client Donald, but then thought better of it.

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  1. The Haunted Wordsmith December 13, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Banksy would agree with you 🙂

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  2. cagedunn December 13, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Thass a scam, man … an’ I got a bridge to sell ya, not on the cheap, mate – but tolls gets yer money back inna year …

    I don’t know, it seems there are lots of things like this around since orange got up in the market …

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  3. Marleen December 13, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    I know someone — more of a neighbor of someone I know — who invests in art that way. I’m not sure what to think of it. I guess so long as it doesn’t get burned or soaked and mildewed or cracked or punctured or ripped… and one knows “how to” pick pieces that can be afforded…

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