Caryn Elizabeth Chapter One Dempsy’s Incompetence
Copyright 2020 Robert H. Politz IBAX
*Caryn had already counted her tips, turned in her total and was anxiously waiting to leave. She glanced at the TV and scowled. "Yuck, talking heads spewing fake political attacks. Why do you always watch that depressing news?" George looked at her tip total, shook his head and turned off the sound. "Because Caryn, those people are dangerous. If they start a war, I'd like to know about it." "War? Yeah, right, like that's going to happen." “Hey, you never know. Anyway, thanks for staying late. I really appreciate it.” "No problem Boss. Just tell Stella to get here on time tomorrow. I have to pick up my kids..., five minutes ago." She hurried to her car, sped out to the street, and stopped. “Oh crap!” she mumbled. “Total gridlock. I'm late and I need gas. I’ll never make it to the highway in this mess. If I take the back streets maybe I can make it on time.” She eased along a parking lane and turned into cross traffic to a surface route with stop signs and traffic lights. Progress was slow but at least she was moving. The school bus was already pulling away when she arrived . “Ridiculous." she sputtered exiting her car. "I barely got here in time.” She jogged toward the bus stop and stopped mid-way when she heard her daughters yelling at each other. “Cut it out, Julie!” yelled Amy pushing her sister. Julie stumbled backward spilling her books to the ground and clenched her fists in anger. “Will not. You said it. Now take it back Amy. Take it back!” “I will not! It’s all Mom’s fault. If we hadn’t moved I’d still have some friends. The kids here are totally mean and really stupid. I hate this place!” “Yeah? Well, I don’t like it either but it’s not that bad. And it’s not Mom’s fault. We had to move. She got another job. Remember? Anyway, some of the kids aren’t so stupid and we’ll be here for a long time. You’ll see. We can make new friends.” Amy scowled and kicked some dirt out over the curb. “Yeah, right, new friends…, as if. What do you know? You’re only in fourth grade.” “Oh yeah? Well, you’re only in fifth Amy. And you’re just mad cause those boys made fun of you. And you didn’t have to push me out of the seat. That big idiot was just trying to impress his friends so they'd think he's cool.” “If he tries that again I’ll clean his clock. And it is Mom’s fault. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her.” *** When one particular guest saw all the mishaps Dempsey had caused for his corporate party and how well Caryn was able to quickly correct them, he decided she was the one for whom he searched. This subtle observation by an absolute stranger would soon change her life forever. ….
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Caryn Elizabeth Chapter One Dempsy’s Incompetence
*Caryn had already counted her tips, turned in her total and was anxiously waiting to leave. She glanced at the TV and scowled. "Yuck, talking heads spewing fake political attacks. Why do you always watch that depressing news?" George looked at her tip total, shook his head and turned off the sound. "Because Caryn, those people are dangerous. If they start a war, I'd like to know about it." "War? Yeah, right, like that's going to happen." “Hey, you never know. Anyway, thanks for staying late. I really appreciate it.” "No problem Boss. Just tell Stella to get here on time tomorrow. I have to pick up my kids..., five minutes ago." She hurried to her car, sped out to the street, and stopped. “Oh crap!” she mumbled. “Total gridlock. I'm late and I need gas. I’ll never make it to the highway in this mess. If I take the back streets maybe I can make it on time.” She eased along a parking lane and turned into cross traffic to a surface route with stop signs and traffic lights. Progress was slow but at least she was moving. The school bus was already pulling away when she arrived . “Ridiculous." she sputtered exiting her car. "I barely got here in time.” She jogged toward the bus stop and stopped mid-way when she heard her daughters yelling at each other. “Cut it out, Julie!” yelled Amy pushing her sister. Julie stumbled backward spilling her books to the ground and clenched her fists in anger. “Will not. You said it. Now take it back Amy. Take it back!” “I will not! It’s all Mom’s fault. If we hadn’t moved I’d still have some friends. The kids here are totally mean and really stupid. I hate this place!” “Yeah? Well, I don’t like it either but it’s not that bad. And it’s not Mom’s fault. We had to move. She got another job. Remember? Anyway, some of the kids aren’t so stupid and we’ll be here for a long time. You’ll see. We can make new friends.” Amy scowled and kicked some dirt out over the curb. “Yeah, right, new friends…, as if. What do you know? You’re only in fourth grade.” “Oh yeah? Well, you’re only in fifth Amy. And you’re just mad cause those boys made fun of you. And you didn’t have to push me out of the seat. That big idiot was just trying to impress his friends so they'd think he's cool.” “If he tries that again I’ll clean his clock. And it is Mom’s fault. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her.” *** When one particular guest saw all the mishaps Dempsey had caused for his corporate party and how well Caryn was able to quickly correct them, he decided she was the one for whom he searched. This subtle observation by an absolute stranger would soon change her life forever. ….
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