Jan had had enough. She turned sideways in her chair. “He won the election, Ron. That makes him our president.”
Surprised by the pushback, Ron blustered, “I didn’t vote for him, that socialist.”
Jan started to get in Ron’s face, but Malcolm—big, quiet Malcolm—leaned in first. “Stop that crap, Ron. This is a democracy. You got a problem with the election’s outcome? Try harder next time.” He leaned back to general assent from the other members.
Jan smiled at all the nodding heads and thought, “Damn! We’ve got a shot at making this work!”