Unsavory Ambition


In the evidence locker at the police station, a plastic evidence bag lays on a shelf marked Current. There is a label on the bag, and on the line marked Suspect is the name Robert “Bob” Schroeder. Inside the bag is a greeting card, on the front of which is a drawing of a cake that’s been decorated with these words: Congratulations from all of us! What follows are the comments that were hand-written on the card by the colleagues of Robert “Bob” Schroeder at the Caring Hands Insurance Agency.

 

Congratulations on the promotion, Bobby! I’m so proud of you! And hey, isn’t this the cutest greeting card you ever saw? As soon as I heard the news I rushed out and bought the best card I could find. And the cake too! Your celebration starts at 3:00 and they didn’t leave me much time. I’m so looking forward to “working under you,” ha ha! (Don’t worry, I ran around to everyone in the department so they could sign the card, but I made damn sure they didn’t waste time reading what anyone else wrote. Also, I’m signing it last. I know how to be discrete.) Are you busy tonight? I’ve got some “special” congratulations waiting for you, if you know what I mean. Love, Meg

 

Excellent news, my good friend. You’ve been a great co-worker and I’m sure you’ll make a terrific manager of our department. Of course it is a shame that Liliana passed away so suddenly, but I know you will step into her shoes with success. Jerry

 





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