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The Facade


She and I clashed like whole milk and raw broccoli but she was snatch your eyes out beautiful, which for most, automatically erased any flaws she had. I could see through the facade like saran wrap. Married to the job my ass. She wanted to marry the VP and sucked up to him as often as she blinked. Everyone knew I was the glue that held the office together but tight suits and flirty eyelashes got her the corner office with a view. My cubicle barely gave me enough room to breathe.

“Good morning, Tina.”

I don’t know why she speaks to me everyday. She knows I don’t like her.

“It‘s Christina”, I grunted.

“Do I detect an attitude?”

“Girl, I haven’t had my coffee yet.”

I lied. She always looked at me like I’d eaten one too many snack cakes. Screw her! I couldn’t let a skinny, BCBG wearing, wanna-be check me. My shoes were Prada and I felt devilish. I pressed my ear against her office door and strained to hear. She was talking to the VP and discussing my performance. I was livid. I’m the brains, I should be discussing her review. The days of her sashaying her DD’s to get her way were about to come to an end. The vein in my neck bulged as I burst through the door and let loose my fury. I slung papers, pencils, paperclips and a barrage of insults through the air. I exploded like a firecracker then walked back to my desk, grinning like a baby with gas. I have to give her credit though. She knew how to write a glowing promotion letter. I found mine in my inbox as I packed my stuff and waited to be escorted off the premises.

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  1. Tam
    May 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Man, That’s harsh! “Christina” played herself! LOVE IT!!! Entertainment at it finest!:D

  2. May 11, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Good one ChUC. Sounds like she was too hasty and let her emotions get the best of her. Sometimes it goes like that…people act first, think later.

    • May 11, 2011 at 9:39 AM

      Exactly. Heated emotions coupled with the “victim syndrome” can cause people to do irrational things.

  3. James D Bell
    May 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Wow what action pack in few words love it!!!

    • May 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      Hey James! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. I love to read the comments 🙂

  4. Higginbotham
    May 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Good work ChUC…sounds like Tina, I mean Christina was a little paranoid 🙂

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