Just Get It Done

E16C5C66-E710-4376-A6C4-09294622542F“You know,” the head technician pointed out to Malcolm, “you’re way past the deadline for coming up with a successful formula. Do you need some additional resources to speed things up?”

“No, I don’t need additional resources, Jack,” Malcolm said. “You can’t make a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. I offer no apology for attempting to do quality work,” Malcolm said. “If you want the formula to be successful, it’ll take time. Period. When we finally get to the stage of human trials, we want to make sure that we don’t kill anyone. So please, Jack, just be quiet and let me do my job.”

“Fine, Malcolm,” Jack said. “But you’d better watch your back, my friend. The president promised that a vaccine would be available by Election Day and you know how he is when people can’t deliver what he promises, no matter how ludicrous those promises are.”

“Right,” Malcolm said. “And he doesn’t give a shit whether or not the vaccine works or if it harms or kills people, so long as he can brag about it before Election Day.”

Jack shook his head. “Well, as Trump said, it is what it is. So just get it done.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (past), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (formula), Word of the Day Challenge (apology), Ragtag Daily Prompt (quiet), and Jibber Jabber (watch).

17 thoughts on “Just Get It Done

  1. Jen Goldie August 7, 2020 / 8:25 pm

    Hey Fandango! “The Red Sox “Just got it done!” What a catch! by Ferdugo! Damn!!! lol
    Watch out for The Blue Jays tomorrow!

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  2. Mister Bump UK August 8, 2020 / 12:02 am

    A bank I once worked for had to get teams of people manually calculating interest on accounts, because they had promised this new system by a certain date. They would not allow that date to slip, therefore put the system live anyway, despite large parts of it not working.
    It’s an awful mentality but not unique to Trump.

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  3. lyncrain August 8, 2020 / 5:37 am

    Good response to the prompts. Excellent example of how ridiculous trump’s mentality may harm all of us. He has already done so much damage.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Carol anne August 8, 2020 / 11:43 pm

    Well I doubt a vaccine will be available before the election, so trump is going to have to suck it up and deal!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 August 9, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    The worst thing about actually getting a vaccine soon… Trump will take credit for it even though he has rejected the science behind Covid so far.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 9, 2020 / 11:27 pm

      No, he has never ever not put himself first. 🤦🏼‍♂️

      Liked by 1 person

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