I was going through old e-mails and docs today and ran across a “journal” that my team was keeping right after I was sent on the road for awhile.
The Unofficial Lester Withdrawal Journal
Day 1 We are holding up pretty well. Tammy is fading fast and Michael is not far behind. Group hug helped considerably.
Day 2 We are still doing ok but look a little shaky. Tammy is in deep shock. Michael is also in shock (but that is nothing new).
Lester entered in our cubicle area and barely escaped with his life.
For fear of bothering Lester, Tammy keeps customer on indefinite hold.
Michael recommended customer to jump off of a building, but must focus or we will lose too many customers.
Mark beginning to doubt himself, pulling out remaining hair.
Day 3 We got to see him today, we are all happy. We got to spent an hour with him. Medication is working, we are able to function, but barely. Made an appointment to get a grip on reality per Lester suggestion. Should we bill the company? Went to take the ink blot test and all Tammy saw was Lester’s face.
Day 4 We were able to have a double dose of Lester yesterday, and today we are dealing with clients much better. We have only hung up on 3 clients today. We were able to find the phone line on the other side and cut it, but still working on disconnecting all other phone lines. Susan is trying to help us out with a support group but also trying to convince us to get a grip on reality. So far it is not working…