Anointing a successor –
should the incumbent advocate, or abstain,
act as expert witness or rubberstamp?
Sense of humour – SOH yet to be text ubiquitous –
the boss’s priority
SOH : pixie dust antidote
to budgets, truculence, morale cul-de-sac
churlish or self accusing to quizz hierarchy.
Useful, yes, but
feeding 200, 3X daily – 24/7 …..
the quotidian as important as the quip.
A dead heat going into the last interview
polished and faultless performances seem destined for photo finish
and much discussion,
until the question –
what would you expect to be paid.
Two are coy and diplomatic,
vague amorphous doodles, unfrightening to horses,
Between brackets of toothpaste smile and stand-up comic laugh
number three wrist flicks “ lots.”
The boss beamed. She got the job.