“Say what?” Robert asked.
“What?” Kevin replied as he looked back at Robert who was seated at his desk.
“The subject of this post. It reads Departmental Restructuring. What’s up with that?”
“Ah, yes,” Kevin beamed, “I have plans to restructure the Information Systems department by expanding our office to make it bigger, better and more responsive to the needs of the hospital.”
“But why? Our department is already ideally sized. Why make it bigger?”
“Because of the feeling of awe a larger building induces when you walk inside. That’s the way of the future! You can’t compete when you work in such a small office! You gotta dream BIG! Take a look at this!”
Kevin produced a large drawing of his rendition of the restructured office. As Robert examined it, his mouth dropped open. What the hell is this?
The drawing depicted a large indoor lake with several desks along the perimeter of the shoreline. In the middle of the lake was a small island with a small desk on it. Robert read the handwritten label scribbled near its location.
”Director Island?” Robert mused.
”Director Island,” Kevin repeated with a smile. “Even better, when you need to see me, you can use the canoe.”
”CANOE?!” Robert yelled. “I gotta go canoeing just to see you?”
”Well, a powerboat would be too noisy.”
”I DON’T BELIEVE THIS!” Robert jumped up. “You don’t restructure a department by propping your desk on a small island in the middle of an indoor lake! What about improving the network infrastructure and utilizing cloud computing for increased efficiency? That would be a way more realistic goal for your vision for streamlining our operations without making this office any bigger than it needs to be.”
Kevin took a deep breath. “Well, I kind of already kind of started. ”
Robert was confused. “What do you mean, ‘kind of already kind of started’?”
”Well, I kind of already kind of made kind of arrangements for the kind of demolition.”
Robert held on to his head as if trying to keep it from falling off. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, what about the demolition?”
”I kind of made the arrangements.”
”For the DEMOLITION?”
”Kind of yeah.”
”When is that?”
< < K A B L O O I E > >
One instant later, Robert and Kevin were on a cloud, still seated as they had been throughout their meeting. Both looked around and saw clouds everywhere, including some smaller ones shaped like computers hovering near where they sat.
“Oh, look!” Kevin pointed. “Cloud computers! I’d say we’re off to a good start.”
“Whatever,” Robert muttered as he flapped his angel wings and flew off to a different cloud while strumming the strings on his harp.