this is about what i do, really

Aw, you should have seen their faces when I called them in later that morning. The tiny “O” their mouths made when I consigned the script to my wastebasket. It was moving to see them canceling their weekend plans as they buckled down for 72 solid hours of rewriting, rethinking, responding to my whims until, on the evening before the morning of the presentation, I leaned back in my chair, tossed the finished product on my desk, and said the words that all employees know so well: “There. Now why can’t we get this kind of stuff done in a businesslike and timely fashion?”

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