“Okay, okay. Now, now. Don’t do anything irrational.” Alan says in a calming voice. “If you’re interested, I’ve got word that Mimi the giraffe is getting very close to giving birth to that calf of hers. Whatta you say I send you over to the zoo and…” Alan begins to propose to Gail as I start to wonder about the first story Gail was talking about. This could be my big break! What if I uncovered some big human trafficking ring or something?
Or kickstarted a malpractice investigation of some kind?
Alan would have to promote me for sure, but I can’t let anyone know I’m going to take this tip on my own, or I might get fired. I’m already on my last leg after spilling all that coffee on the thousands of dollars worth of controllers in the editing room.
“Alright, fine! I’ll take it. But so help me, Alan. If that goddamn giraffe spits on me or something… I’ll...I’ll… Ugh.” Gail says as she storms out of the room. I quickly turn around and begin to walk in the other direction as if I wasn’t eavesdropping on their conversation.
“I know just the cameraperson to help me with this…” I say under my breath as I continue my journey toward my cubicle.
“Quick, quick. Mimi’s going into labor. Get Gail out to the zoo right away!” Alan yells from the doorway of his office. I roll my eyes and proceed to my cubicle.