Put it in a memo
The meeting mentioned in the previous dialogue is now already in
progress. Ted expresses his frustration about the meeting to Barbara.
Barbara: Okay. Well that just about
wraps up the meeting. Does anybody have any questions, comments?
Ted: Yeah. Barbara, why didn't
you tell us all of this in a memo?
Barbara: What do you mean?
Ted: I mean you've kept us here
for almost 40 minutes talking about the new paint scheme, plants,
and the new department letterhead. What was the point of this meeting?
Barbara: Well, Ted. The point was
to keep everyone informed. I think that changes around the office
are worth addressing.
Ted: In a memo, yes, Barbara, in
a memo. Some of us have work to do. I have a meeting uptown in about
25 minutes and I could have used this time to prepare for it.
Barbara: Well, I don't call meetings
with only your schedule in mind, Ted. This is a department, a team.
Sometimes that demands a little personal sacrifice.
Ted: I see. Well, everyone, I do
apologize for being so selfish, but I have to go and meet our clients
now, and hopefully keep some business for this section. Good luck
with the color scheme.
Barbara: Well, that was interesting.
Anyway, as I was...