“Ugh, why can’t he just talk normally?” Carrie said.
“Who?” Rob asked.
“The boss! He calls you in to his office, then spends like twenty minutes with his st-st-st-stutter.” Carrie giggled at her own joke.
Rob laughed as well, then said, “I know, right? I-i-it’s so h-h-h-hard to g-g-get anything d-d-d-done.”
“And you want to just say, ‘stop it, man, speak like a normal person!’ But he’s the boss, and might give a reprimand or something.”
“Maybe we should tell the CEO?”
“The CEO?” Carried said. “What would we say? ‘Oh, sir, Mr. Ullrich has a stutter, can you tell him to stop?’ I don’t know that that would work.”
“Naw, you can’t be so direct,” Rob turned more fully to her. “We say, ‘Sir, I think we have a problem with Mr. Ullrich. He makes one on one and team meeting exceptionally long, has low outward sales numbers, and is generally bad for productivity. I think you should speak to him about improving, or fire him.'”
“Hmm, not bad at all. Okay, you craft the e-mail, I’ll give it a read over, and we’ll send it off. Finally get the office going normally again.”