“You mystify me,” she said to her boss, a perplexed look on her face. “You asked me to scout around to find the most luxurious accommodations possible for a cruise through the Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. I was going round and round with all of cruise lines in search of the best deals.”
“Yes, I appreciate your efforts,” he said, “but sometimes plans change.”
“I understand that, sir,” she said. “The issue is that I made the reservations for the dates you gave me, but if you want to switch the dates in order to combine your vacation with a business meeting, you’ll have to pay a huge penalty for making the changes you want.”
“Sally,” he said. “it’s not your money and by tacking that business meeting onto the end of my vacation, I can have the government and the gullible taxpayers pay for my entire vacation cruise.”
“But, sir, that’s unethical,” she said. “It may also be illegal.”
Sally, Sally, Sally,” he said. “Don’t you know by now that being in the Trump administration means that I can do whatever I want. And if anybody levies accusations of unethical or illegal behavior, Trump will simply call it fake news. So stop bitching and get it done, dammit.”
Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (mystify), Word of the Day Challenge (scout), Nova’s Daily Random Word (luxurious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (passage), Daily Addictions (round), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (switch), and The Daily Spur (combine).