Eager to please smiles, then “no neither did I haha!”
A pause as the atmosphere changed. Uncertainty. Then laughter, maybe a little too loud and a little too long, headshaking chuckles from some.
Mr Almond glanced around the room. Who wasn’t laughing? The young bloke who joined the company last week.
“What’s the matter, no sense of humour?”
The young man, gulped, yes, no, yes.”
“Nothing funny about the dole queue. Haha.”
Mr Almond wasn’t funny. Not at all.
But he was the boss.