John, a supervisor for the movie studio’s logistics department, had been extremely busy at work over past few months. He absolutely needed a break in order to maintain his mental health. He decided to go see his boss to ask for some time off.
After he got approval, he went to see his assistant, Mike, to tell him the good news. “Jefferson just approved a two-week vacation for me,” John told Mike.
“Wow,” Mike said, “Jefferson never gives anyone two weeks off at this time of year. How’d you get the old man to agree to do that?
Well, I went to his office and he was on the phone arguing with some buyer about a delayed shipment of gorilla suits for the upcoming “Planet of the Apes” parody,” John explained. “So I was lingering outside of Jefferson’s office waiting for him to get off a call. Finally, he slammed down the phone, walked over to his office door, and started to shut it in my face. But I was able to stick my foot in the door to prevent him from closing it.”
“Good for you,” Mike said. “But how did you get him to give you two weeks off, especially since he was so pissed?”
“I told him,” John said, “that if he gave me the time off, I’d take care of his gorilla suit problem.”
“How are you going to do that?” Mike asked.
“I told him that I’d get my assistant to handle it.”
“But wait!” Mike exclaimed. “I’m your assistant.”
“Yes you are, Mike,” John said, “So you’d best get cracking and begin to examine your options. And I’m sure you’ll have a great anecdote or two to share with me when I’m back in two weeks about how you were able to get it done.”
“John, wait! I don’t even know where to begin,” Mike said.“Try Amazon, Mike,” John said on his way out. “There’s nothing you can’t get on Amazon.”
Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the things are “buyer,” “foot,” and “gorilla.” Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (busy), Weekly Prompts (time off), Word of the Day Challenge (lingering), Your Daily Word Prompt (examine), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (anecdote).