“Seriously, Alec, can’t you see the elephant in the room?” Leah whispered to Alec, her co-worker who was sitting next to her at the large conference table.
Alec physically scanned the room. “If there’s an elephant in this room, Leah, I can’t see it,” Alec whispered back. “Can you give me a hint what you’re talking about?”
“Alec, you can be so thick at times. It’s Tina’s kakorrhphiophobia,” Leah said.
“Her fear of failure,” Leah responded. “You can see the beads of perspiration that formed on her forehead as she slowly rose to give her presentation. That’s because she was promoted beyond her level of competence. She’s always been a vacuous suit, a follower and not a leader. She doesn’t have the energy it takes to run this division, like I do.”
Alec smiled. “Now I see the elephant in the room, Leah. It’s green with envy, just like you’ve been since you found out you were passed over for the job.”
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (elephant), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hint), Word of the Day Challenge (kakorrhphiophobia), Your Daily Word Prompt (vacuous), My Visual Blog (follower), and The Daily Spur (energy).