In Trouble

From my desk I had a clear view of the guard station in the atrium entrance to our office building. One morning a delivery man caught my eye–a delivery man with a bouquet of a dozen red roses in a white vase. Although deliveries like this were a common sight on Valentine’s Day, it was unusual the rest of the year. The security officer signed for them and then picked up the phone. After a short conversation he put the receiver back down. I turned away from the distraction and returned to my work.

Moments later a young woman that I worked with walked up to the security desk. She smelled the flowers, signed a ledger the guard pushed toward her, and picked up the vase. I watched her pass through the atrium back to our office area.

As she passed my desk holding the roses in front of her like a trophy I asked, “Someone in trouble?”

She flashed me a smile. “Not anymore.”

I may not know the whole story.

But I do know it had a happy ending.


About Dennis

Author of The Last Apostle. Teller of Almost True Stories of Life and former Air Force officer. Write for the love of the story. Sometimes speak for food.
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