A few weeks later, Doug was hastily writing a note for his housekeeper when the telephone rang.
“Mr. Roman, this is Jennifer. I hate to bother you,” his secretary began apologetically.
“What’s going on?”
“We need your approval on the budget changes so we can submit them to the bank.”
“Can it wait until I get in? I’m running a little late and I still need to . . . well . . . what is it you said you need me to do?”
It was typical of Doug to pay only partial attention to her. “We need your approval on the budget changes. We’re supposed to fax the changes by four o’clock. Will you be back in time?”
Doug didn’t answer for a few seconds and then mumbled, “Well, I did say I’d be in later, didn’t ...