She Who Can Do No Wrong, (Postcard Shorts, February 2012)

She can do no wrong.  She tells us she was ‘headhunted’, and is being ‘fast-tracked’ through the company. There’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ then, we think.

 In meetings she holds the floor, and people listen to her, though she doesn’t listen much back.  Her Blackberry seems welded to her ear, her arm continually raised, fuhrer-like as she snaps ‘bear with’. People ask her questions, and she’s always got the answers. Long ones.

 She’s tall, with long dark hair that seems to be in perpetual motion at the back when she walks, and she continually rakes her widespread fingers backwards through her fringe. This makes her look really intense. And startled.

 She’s well-versed in the language of management.  She talks about the strategy ‘going forward’ and she tells people that she ‘has them on her radar’.  Her ‘door is always open on this issue’ and she likes to ‘drill down’ into problems ‘from the get-go’. She’s interested in the ‘granularity’ of our daily lives and has promised that as our new leader she will ‘leverage our talents’ in order to promote the ‘strategic staircase’.

 We’ve never really met anybody like her before.

And when she goes for a pee you’d swear she’s got a horse in there with her.


About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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6 Responses to She Who Can Do No Wrong, (Postcard Shorts, February 2012)

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sandra,

    I don’t know if that was fiction or a portrait of your new boss, but the last line had me rolling around on the floor, laughing to beat the band.




  2. Sandra says:

    Aloha Doug, glad it made you laugh. Actually it’s drawn from years of observation. 🙂


  3. sue Cottrill says:

    Eeee Sandra that was brilliant, I fell about laughing with the punch line


  4. Sandra says:

    Thanks Sue, that’s a great way to start the week … 🙂


  5. Very autthentic-seeming and the last line made me laugh.


  6. Sandra says:

    Thanks Sheila, glad you enjoyed it.


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