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The Lift

Angus had a fitful night to match his day, this time fretting over his upcoming meeting with Harold, his boss. His conversation with his colleague Robert that morning confirmed a rumor he’d heard that his job as project manager for the new marketing plan was being questioned. Not just by his team, but by his boss. He had obsessed until he dozed off at 4:10 a.m., only to be jarred to attention by his daughter’s alarm clock, which he had borrowed to replace the one he had broken the previous morning. The Disney tune was on full volume: “Zippity-do-dah, zippity ay.”

No, this is not a “wonderful day”!

Fumbling unsuccessfully for the switch, ...

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