Flashes of Sanity #81: Boardroom Quarrel

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Today’s entry: Boardroom Quarrel


”What are you saying?” The papers flew around the room as Sam suddenly threw himself up on the table.

”You know what I said,” his friend and business partner said. Sam wasn’t really that sure of the friend part anymore. Actually, the business partner part seemed to be gone now too.

”But you can’t just remove me from the SurgeRay,” Sam slammed his fists against the table. ”I built this company with you and Mia, you just can’t remove me.”

”Actually I can,” Douglas leaned back in his chair. ”I proposed it to the board yesterday and the decision was unanimous.”

Douglas locked his eyes on Sam’s.

”Sam you don’t belong here anymore. We don’t want anything to do with you.”

Sam suddenly threw the table across the room. Douglas not even flinched.

”This is so unfair!”

”No it is not. It is business.”

”I was the one who expanded SurgeRay’s portfolio into all it is today. If it wasn’t for me, you would still try to make the delivery machine perfect. My products made SurgeRay to what it is today!”

”And the board will be forever grateful for that. SurgeRay’s ever evolving status will be printed into our DNA thanks to you.”

Sam looked at his once best friend. The stone face was far from the smiles he was used to. He fell to the ground with his hands to his face.

”What happened to you?”

”You know what happened Sam, do not pretend the opposite.”

Sam looked up at Douglas. ”Yes, I understand,” he sighed. ”Sara.”

”Yes, Sara.”

The two men stared at eachother for minutes before Sam found the energy to get up on his feet.

”What are you gonna do now?” Douglas Diamond asked.

”I am going home.”

”I thought home was gone.”

”It is and it isn’t.” Sam opened the door. That’s the beauty of home. Somehow It’s always there.”

He hesitated before stepping outside.

”Douglas,” he said. ”I will never forget this.”

”I don’t expect you to,” Douglas said. ”And you should also know that I will never stop watching you.”

”I don’t expect you to.” Sam slammed the door behind him.

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