To say that it was a bitch of a job would be to put it mildly. I had been asked by an ex-employer to talk to his messenger about her personal hygiene habits. I didn’t know this young woman; I had never met her.
I had worked for Mr N for several years as his personal assistant. I had arranged his daughter’s wedding, bought birthday and Christmas presents for his wife and generally made his life run smoothly. So when this problem arose he immediately thought of me, so sure that I could solve it.
What to do? First I had to meet this young woman and set up some sort of rapport with her. I wasn’t looking forward to it I must say.
The day duly arrived and with much trepidation, I entered the office. I knew the team and spent a few minutes catching up. This served a good purpose; the girl could see that I was liked by the team and got on well with them.
So having settled down with a cup of coffee I began by introducing myself and telling her a little of my time with the company. Then we switched to her. She was not very forthcoming about her life or her upbringing and so I turned to the job. I asked how she enjoyed what she was doing and what her plans were for her future. She told me she enjoyed the job but hadn’t given any thought to the future.
I explained to her that she was the first point of contact for many people. I stressed how important it was to dress appropriately and to be very careful of our hygiene manners so as not to offend anyone.
She looked a little embarrassed and asked if I thought she should buy an antiperspirant. We discussed this and she agreed to buy it. So while this was a bitch of a job it had good results and we kept in touch for several years.
And now we move on to this week’s one-word prompt. Apologies in advance to those who are easily offended, though I imagine if you stuck with us through our TrifeXXXtra erotica challenge, we probably won’t scare you off now with a little mild profanity.
This week’s word is:
2 a : a lewd or immoral woman
b : a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
3: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant