“Morning James, sorry I only got the news late last night, so decided to get an early start, with the eer packing.”
She paused for a moment and then continued, “Eeerr, there’s been a re-structure…in Fergan’s area. I’m the new lead, there. I understand Fergan’s not eerr, working here anymore. In fact, it’s uncertain where he is.”
She gently put the box down and continued, “I understand, that you too have news about, eerr, some changes that affect you.
Check your email.”
She smiled reassuringly, and James switched on the computer to check his email.
“Morning, Judi,” said James as he entered the Executive Suite.
“Morning, James, said Judi. “It’s good to see you back. I hope you enjoyed your, eeer change in surroundings.”
“Yes, I did,” replied James. “It was very eeer worthwhile….”
She smiled disingenuously as James made his way to his office. Putting his case down on the desk, he sighed and looked around. Yes, he thought to himself. It is good to be back.
“Morning James,” said Rodger, as he walked by. He stopped for a moment and said, “Well good to have you back. I hope you enjoyed your, eeerr, sojourn…”
He too smiled disingenuously and without blinking, James steadied his gaze and replied, “Yes, Rodger, all was fine – you could say it was eerr, very…enlightening..”
Rodger, clearing his throat, said, good, good and replied, “See you at 11am catch ups then.”
Suzanne quickly followed as Rodger disappeared and she too greeted James, accompanied by a rather brilliant smile. For James it was a bit too dazzling, however as he had done with Rodger, he steadied his gaze and flashed a rather pragmatic smile in return.
“See you at catch ups, then, James,” said Suzanne as she moved away quickly towards her office.
“Just another day,” thought James, as he switched on his PC and began where he had left off almost a year ago.