As she headed out to work that morning, she was dreading the work day. A new associate had been hired by her firm and she hated the competition. She was a hard worker, had earned her position and now some young newbie was coming on board. She had heard that this new associate was bright and very aggressive. Well, it wasn’t going to matter, she was steadfast in her career and had been an excellent addition to this company for years even if she had trampled a few on her way up the ladder. She wasn’t afraid of some twit coming along no matter how aggressive she might be because she was a force to be reckoned with.
When she arrived at work, she was introduced to the new associate, they exchanged greetings, and then she abruptly walked away to her office.
Lunchtime came and went and she ignored the grumbling in her stomach. She could always eat later on, but now there was much work to finish. The most important presentation of her career was coming up soon. She would be heading to Europe in just a matter of days to make a presentation to a company that her company had been courting for years. It was extremely important that this company come on board because they were financially stable, and that would much improve the company assets.
It was around 10:00 pm before she actually looked at the clock. She had been working straight through. When she arrived home, around 10:30, the new associate was waiting on her doorstep. The woman didn’t say anything, but just handed her a note and walked off to a waiting car. As she entered the house, she was reading the note, and stopped dead still. She couldn’t believe the words she were reading. The note said that this young woman was born in Mercy Hospital at 9:50 pm on October 21st, and the note said you are my mother, and it was accompanied by a birth certificate.
It continued to read, I don’t want to know you; I only wanted to let you know who you are dealing with so that you could appreciate it! I’m the new CEO from the company in Europe, the deal was closed today, and you’re fired.
(c)opyright Patricia 12-6-2009