Blog by Richard Heagy
(The scene opens in the interior of a modest office of a long-time partner in a professional firm in the Northeast. The firm has recently merged with another firm, and there have been several changes, as is usually the case. SUPER BOSS, much younger than anyone else in the firm, pulls open the door to LONG-TIME PARTNER’s office and stands in the doorway)
SUPER BOSS: I want to see you in my office now.
LONG-TIME PARTNER: I’ll be right there.
(Super Boss takes a few steps inside, places hands on hips and glares at LONG-TIME PARTNER)
SUPER BOSS: I mean now.
LONG-TIME PARTNER: I just need to…
SUPER BOSS: Right … now. Drop everything.
(He stands with his cup of coffee in hand; then walks to the waste paper basket, drops it inside, but instead it hits the rim and spills on the floor)
LONG-TIME PARTNER: Shit.
(He picks up the cup and carefully places it in the waste basket)