O my little Apple Blossoms! Tomorrow, the Staff of the Directorate departs for its annual Corporate Retreat; thus, we must Clear our Decks a day Early.
An imminent Vacation has a marvelously Focussing effect on one’s Mind, don’t you think? When one is faced with an Immovable Deadline, the essential tasks stand out with Marked Clarity, and all other Concerns fade into a Murky and Undistinguished background.
Already today I Labored with Mr. Boggins on revealing the new Directorate Emporium! Now you can purchase splendid Directorate goods, and constantly be Reminded of your Obligations by virtue of Gustav observing you from a Mug. Indeed, these are no Ordinary Mugs, but have the full Force and Power of the Directorate embedded in their Ceramic. Weaker Agents should not Purchase this Mug, lest they be Overpowered. But if you believe in your Strength and Committment, please Peruse the Wares.
Yet more Tasks await! I must ensure that Gustav has not smuggled Absinthe in his Luggage, so that we may Avoid repeating last year’s Debacle; I must lecture Lida on Propriety, and create a set of Flash Cards for her Reference in moments of Temptation. I must verify our Motivational Speaker’s travel arrangements; and I must attend to a Dozen–nay, a Hundred!–nay, a Thousand!–other details, before Clambering wearily into Lida’s Zeppelin, which will Convey us to our Undisclosed Location.
I fear I shall Sorely need your Companionship, when my Resolve grows Weary. Won’t you Join me in Clearing the Decks today?