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Don stood by, riveted by the wreckage. "It’s a burning platform, Jim."

"We’ve gotta make hay, Don! Why weren’t we leveraged for this?"

Grimly, the two office warriors surveyed the damage laid out in grids on a six-page spreadsheet. 

"No warning, Jim. Last week we were talking foursomes and fourth quarter. At this juncture, he’s out-of-pocket for the long haul."

Excel-shocked, the two men stared down a bleak future in utter silence, until inspiration struck. "Better bring Diane in for this. She can handle it." Don shrugged, "Sounds like a plan."

Jim smiled. "Wanna do lunch?"