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    "You can't see the Grebe," the secretary said. She was chewing gum.  

    "Oh, yes we can," said Lance, who in his callowness did not appreciate the significance of the gum chewing.  He thought all very young women chewed gum. His sisters chewed gum, for instance. His classmates chewed gum--the girls, anyway. So the secretary did, as well--that was all Lance thought about it. He didn't see that it was in fact a gesture of complete and utter disdain.  

    "No, you can't," the secretary said, still chewing.

    "I have a pass,"  Lance said.

    "Yeah," said Biff, "show her the pass."

    The secretary looked at them as though seeing them for the first time.

    "I don't know if you heard me," she said. "You're not seeing him."

    "At least will you read the pass?  It's sealed by the Grand Marakko of Srae."

    The secretary took the pass. She kept chewing. She unscrolled it. She still kept chewing. She rolled the pass back up without missing a single chew and tossed it back across the desktop.

    "There," she said, still chewing,  "I read it."

    "And?"

    The secretary blew a bubble.  It was a big, pink bubble.  You have to practice to blow a bubble like  that. It grew and grew until it was half the size of the secretary's head. Then it popped. The secretary had to poke the deflated remains of the bubble back into her mouth, which she accomplished with the help of a brightly laquered fingernail.  She turned back to her work.

    "The Grand Marakko of Srae isn't going to like this," said Biff, without causing any apparent disturbance in the secretary's chewing.  

    Biff and Lance stood in front of the desk listening to the secretary chew her gum for another fifteen seconds.  Then they exchanged that man-to-man look that says well, you know, sometimes you have no choice but to be a gentleman (implying that there is a choice, when in fact there is none). Then they left.

    •  Oh, now THAT (0+ / 0-)

      is a secretary to be reckoned with!

      I have a cat in my lap, but my brain is shrieking
      "Applause! Applause!"
      b/c, archer, you wrote a terrific one. Thanks for the great read.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 12:52:42 AM PDT

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