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Named after jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery, and in honor of his lifelong passion for the art form, Monte wouldn’t have come to be had Charlie not been such a lousy boyfriend. It was Gwen, his last in a string of short-lived relationships, who suggested that Charlie’s rigid routines and dislike of, as she put it, “messy emotions” made him a better candidate for a dog than a girlfriend. She packed up what few things she kept at his loft apartment, and on one rainy Saturday morning she was gone.

I do,” Jerry said. ” Megan made it a point to look at her watch before responding. ” “Of course, Megan,” Yardley said. “It’s foremost on my mind. Charlie, if it wouldn’t trouble you, since we have a full agenda and you’re somewhat of a surprise guest, we’ll give you five minutes or so to discuss your topic. ” For a moment Charlie couldn’t look up. Is this how Harry Wess-ner felt when I confronted him about Arthur Bean? Trapped and terrified? Charlie hated feeling this out of control. The room seemed to dim, although nobody had adjusted the lights.

But it meant allowing the Magellan Team’s authority to be undermined. That was something he couldn’t stand for. Process and authority had to be respected. If they weren’t, future digressions were almost certain. It set an unacceptable precedent. “I’m taking appropriate action,” Harry said. “Okay. Action, I like action. ” Charlie asked. “I’ve asked HR to reprimand him, and we’ve put him on program. ” “Doesn’t feel like we’re really ‘handling it,’ Harry,” Charlie replied. “I agreed to sell our company to SoluCent so we could be better.

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Delirious by Daniel Palmer
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