Focus, Marnie said to herself. Focus. Finally, she was able to grasp a thread of the word torrent. Her eyes widened.
“I’m fired?” she said.
“Of course!” said Lou, widening her eyes. “You are the very best downsizer, but we’re now rightsized. For the first time, mind you. And aren’t you entertaining several offers?”
“Why not fire Jen?” Marnie ventured. “You’ve wanted to.”
Lou rose, smiling. “Thank you for your service,” she said, extending a steaming red claw.