Ms. Snipe: Of course, I’m always happy to help.
Ms. Snip: OK, when I point at you pretend you have a mic so I’ll hear your question. I’m pointing to you now.
Ms. Snipe: Since the company stock has taken a down…
Ms. Snip: I have always supported this company, as you know it was started in …
Ms. Snipe: Excuse me . . .
Ms. Snip: No reason to jump in like that, I’ll continue . . . I joined the company and have been a leader in bringing the success we’ve seen.
Ms. Snipe: Excuse me, I haven’t finished my question.
Ms. Snip: I answered.
Ms. Snipe: But not the question I was trying to ask.
Ms. Snip: You are so rude, next – you. (aside) Be somebody else now.
Ms. Snipe: (Sigh) If some people are complaining ab…
Ms. Snip: I haven’t complained at all. The only reason people say I complain is that they don’t like me. That question is causing distrust and upheaval, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Ms. Snipe: But, I didn’t say you complained.
Ms. Snip: Stop, stop. No more questions amidst this hostility.
Ms. Snipe: (frustrated tone) Let’s not play anymore. Moving along, I am so glad the plethora of nasty campaign ads is over. Of course now we will be subjected to a plethora of expensive perfume ads which make no sense but feature movie stars. I guess that’s supposed to give confidence – or tell us that we too can smell like a movie star.
Ms. Snip: It’s amazing how ad campaigns all seem to move in the same direction. Earlier there was a plethora of ads where the subjects tossed the item and it was caught by a different person in a different circumstance. It was cute at first but then got really tiresome. Such lack of creativity in the biz.
By the way, what does plethora mean?
Ms. Snipe: In these circumstances it means a large number of the same or similar items.
Ms. Snip: Thought so.
Ms. Snipe: Not understanding the meaning of words can be troublesome. Sometimes it’s contagious too. For example, in one section of a company the manager is tasked with the responsibility to oversee what happens in his/her department. I am sure you understand that from your business experience.
Ms. Snip: Oh my, yes. I’d be in big trouble if I didn’t.
Ms. Snipe: What if someone in the other part of the company didn’t want you to fulfill that responsibility? What if you let misplaced loyalty to that other party let you change the meaning of that word to “overlook”.
Ms. Snip: Could that really happen?
Ms. Snipe: (exasperated sigh) Where have you been for the last two years. Finally we have hope that the new people will see the difference and cast aside the current practice of OVERLOOKING and do the job of OVERSEEING as is their responsibility.
Ms. Snip: Will that satisfy everyone?
Ms. Snipe: Everyone? No. But, it will be the right thing to do and if it makes BC sad then he can just call the animal channel shouter and complain. There he will receive the undeserved ego strokes he so strongly believe should be his. And, as BC often says, “Let’s wait and see.”