Friday wound up amidst sighs of relief. The nondescript system administrator walked out quietly, clutching her tote and staring at her nondescript shoes. No one waved goodbye. No one invited her for drinks. No one ever did.

Monday shocked the entire office. None of the logins worked, the systems were infected with virus, the entire week’s backup had been deleted, and the system administrator was missing.

In the café across the square, she waited phone in hand.

The enquiry took almost a month.

When they asked her why she did it, her deadpan reply was ‘because nobody ever calls me’.

 


In Response to: Friday Fictioneers of 5th May 2017
Photo Prompt by Sandra Crook

Advertisements

20 thoughts on “Waiting for a call

  1. Loved the line “The nondescript system administrator walked out quietly, clutching her tote and staring at her nondescript shoes.” It says it all. Nice story of revenge.

    Like

  2. Oh wow – good story. Me I’ve been a Senior Linux engineer for many years and there have been a fair number of jobs I so wanted to walk away from but the money was just too good.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I guess we’ve all had those moments when we’ve wanted to go Hulk and toss a few systems around but manage to calm ourselves down focusing on the pros of the job instead 😀

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s