The Last Word

“I don’t know why you’re having such a conniption fit, Henry,” Ralph said. “The speaker is just taking a slightly different slant on the topic. Isn’t that the reason we convened this seminar? Didn’t you say that you didn’t want to hear the same dusty old approaches? I thought you were eager for some diversity of ideas.”

Henry paused a moment before answering Ralph. “The idiot making this presentation is just yammering away and making no sense whatsoever,” Henry said. “It’s just a bunch of word salad as far as I can tell. It’s like he’s trying to spray perfume over a pile of bullshit and expecting us to lap it up.”

“Henry, he’s the last speaker of the day,” Ralph said, trying to mollify Ralph’s aggression toward the guy standing behind the podium. “Just let it go for now, Henry. You’re giving the final presentation of the conference tomorrow morning and you’ll have ample opportunity to rebut the ideas and approches that you seem to have issues with.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (conniption/yammer), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (slant/topic), Your Daily Word Prompt (convene/diversity), My Vivid Blog (dusty/salad), The Daily Spur (pause/spray), and Word of the Day Challenge (aggression/final)

2 thoughts on “The Last Word

  1. msjadeli December 6, 2022 / 9:24 pm

    I’ve been to a few presentations like that.

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