“Grammar! It’s so good to see you!”
“Hi, Eddie. How’ve you been?”
Grammar Smith cringed. Her “chats” with Eddie Exclamation always exhausted her.
“Life is great! Eddie Junior just took his first steps yesterday! Edwina started kindergarten, too! I haven’t seen you in a week! Where’ve you been hiding?!”
“Oh, I’ve been here, slogging away and trying to keep the city safe from writing abuses. You know how it is.”
“Sure do! You’re doing a great job! I can’t imagine what things would be like without you folks!”
“Thanks, Eddie. Well, I’ve got to get back to work. Have a good day.”
“Great talking to you, Grammar! We’ll have to have lunch sometime and catch up! You have a great day, too!!!”
Grammar slumped down at her desk.
“You look like you just ran into Eddie Exclamation,” Dis Connect said as he handed his boss a cup of coffee. “I saw him coming and ducked into the bathroom.”
“Yeah, I feel like I just got back from the gym or something,” Grammar sipped in some caffeine. “Eddie’s a nice guy, but talking to him is like standing in a puddle next to a downed wire. It’s just too much energy. I wish he would tone things down a bit.”
“After a while, I just tune him out,” Dis said as he pecked at his keyboard.
A talent you display much too often, Grammar thought as she turned to her own work.
“Lieutenant, we’ve got a problem.” Sgt. Metaphor came rushing over. “Eddie Exclamation just downed a super-sized espresso and is headed for the candy jar.”
“Oh, no!” Grammar grabbed a tranquilizer gun and headed for the lobby.