“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).