“Listen, Keith,” Jason said, “we have a very systematic way of conducting business in this company. Our standard operating procedures have made this a very successful company. You can’t just go off on a whim and do things differently from our highly structured approach.”
“Jason, I absolutely understand what you’re saying,” Keith said. “But I had this great opportunity and one thing I’ve learned in my career is that it’s better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for approval.”
“Keith, you’re very good at your job and far be it from me to want to hinder your initiative and ingenuity, but you need to be remember that our company has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that our original company charter was literally scribed onto parchment,” Jason said. “My advice to you, Keith, is that next time, before you find yourself out on a limb that might get chopped off, you’d be better off asking for permission than asking for forgiveness.”
Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: The Daily Spur (systematic), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (whim), My Vivid Blog (absolutely), Ragtag Daily Prompt (understand), Word of the Day Challenge (approval), Your Daily Word Prompt (hinder), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (parchment).