The accountant is fired after it is discovered that she was sleeping with the boss’ husband, writes EDDO
The boss came to work all puffy eyed yesterday. I could tell she had spent a considerable part of the night weeping.
I found that a bit shocking since to the best of my knowledge, she hadn’t lost a relative. And if what the accountant had whispered to me two days earlier was accurate, the business was doing pretty fine.
Why would a 50-year-old successful businesswoman, with a nice family to boot, come to the office with tears in her eyes? The family bit was evident from the framed pictures on her desk and the fact that her hubby dropped and picked her at the office every morning — never mind that she owned several cars with drivers at her beck and call.
I, however, quickly put her out of my mind because I had more pressing problems. My accountant hadn’t reported and her phone was off, yet we had an urgent meeting to attend to.
“Anyone seen Virginia?” I asked the admin assistant.
So far, she’d played it cool. Apart from a message she sent at 4am saying she missed me, she was all calm and professional at the office. Even the accountant was none the wiser about the fact that her ‘co-wife’ sat barely three feet away from her desk.
When our eyes met, she held my gaze — steady — with none of that shyness that comes when two people have done the nasty, more so if the nasty is illegal.
But this time, she looked at me with surprise in her eyes.
“You mean you don’t know?” she asked.
“Don’t know what?” I shot back stupidly.
Her voice dropped to a whisper. “Virginia was fired yesterday!”