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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writing Thread

"Dennis, why isn't this thing working?

"What isn't working Denise?"

"This machine, the coffee machine. I put the grounds in and nothing comes out."

Denise had been drinking a pot of coffee a day for the past 4 years after reading an article on reallyrealnews.com tauting that America's financial prowess in the world was the result of their massive coffee intake. As a Canadian nationalist it wore at her ceaselessly that Canada was referred to "America's hat" as opposed to American being "Canada's underwear."

"Is it plugged in?"

"Yes."

"Did you turn it on?

"....yes Dennis."

"Well, try Danielle in IT," Dennis said as he swiveled in his chair to face his drawing pad.

Denise walked to her desk and dialed Danielle in IT.

"Danielle the coffee maker doesn't work."

"Is it plugged in?"

"Yes."

"Did you turn it on?

"....yes Danielle."

With a sigh Danielle responded, "I'll be there in 4 minutes."

Danielle arrived in 5 minutes. "You're late," Denise said without removing her gaze from her watch. Danielle stared at Denise until their eyes met and continued glaring for many uncomfortable moments. Danielle left to return to her office without touching the coffee maker.