Nashville, US, CDT
Tess is in her office, trying to throw wadded paper across the room into a waste basket. Things are slack at TP. Suddenly the intercom blares “Tess, my office Now” She murmurs “Oh crap, I must be in trouble again” She walks into Fred’s office
Fred: “Just what do you think my position is here?”
Tess: “Your the omnipotent boss who ever one here adores”
Fred: “OK smart-ass, How come I don’t know what goes on around here?”
Tess: “Such as...”
Fred: “Such as a couple weeks ago you fly off the Academy and interview Charlize. I found out about when I read the interview. Now you fly off to Lookout and interview Strahovski and Peregrym and I find about it when I read it online. You think Exxon is giving us the jet fuel. I sitting here trying to save money and you are out partying with Ginny and Paris"
Tess: " I didn’t party with Paris, I had lunch. We got scoops on both those interviews. You don’t believe that, call Smackey. He doesn’t have much of a butt left after his editor chewed him out,"
Fred: " Ah yes. Boxing World Online. Now was I surprised when I read my ace FCBA reporter and one who does help in Baseball Review, doing an article about baseball in our main competition? I imagine I was paying you at the same time that you were getting paid by Boxing World. Do I have a right to be upset?"
Tess: "I was just doing a favor to Pointy. Smackey said he thought it would be OK"
Fred: " Smackey may be your fiancé, but he isn’t your boss. When he starts paying you, you can take his advice. Are you clear on that. The next thing I know you will want to do a interview with the BBU. I imagine you will rent a 767 for a flight to London. Let me explain it to you. Any time our plane’s wheels leave the ground, I know where you are going. Is that clear?"
Tess: "You having male menopause or something?"
Fred: "Oh you’re pushing it? Tell me why do I employ you"
Tess leaning forward and showing a hint of cleavage: "You like my legs"
Fred: "Yeah. That’s it."
Tess: "OK, you done your “Me Tarzan You Jane” speech. Want to talk business?"
Fred: " The PPV schedule is out. We need to get the predictions out? What looks interesting to you?"
Tess; "Well three of my favorites are on the card; Missy Peregrym has Hathaway, Mila Kunis goes against Hale and Theron fights Pare
Fred: " Who is Pare?"
Tess: " Don’t know yet. Have to research it,"
Fred: "What else?"
Tess: "Beckinsale/ McCarthy will finally go. I think a fascinating match will be veteran Hall of Famer, Garner vs hot newcomer Lawrence. Swanepoel is also on the card. If she loses and Lawrence wins. I think Swanepoel’s days are numbered at the Academy. There is no love lost between Strahovski and Winstead. That should be a good one. We have three title fights, Tisdale/ Carter, McAdams/ Campbell and Palicki/ Helfer All in all it should be a great card"
Fred: "When you going to get the predictions out?"
Tess: "By Saturday"
Fred: "You staying home this weekend?"
Tess: " I leaving in the morning. I’ll get them done while staying at the Manor. Got to nose around Front Street concerning the next Asylum PPV"
Fred: " Any hints yet"
Tess: "No but I know how the Wiz likes to spread the fights around. I think one who is in the rotations for a fight at the Asylum will be Torv;"
Fred: " OK, have a productive trip"
Tess; " We OK?"
Fred: "Yeah, it’s just my male menopause"
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