Scaffolding’s being erected on the sales floor.
No-one knows why.
At ten, staff are summoned to the scene.
The Beverage Intelligence 2050 sales team
(Sanj, Ray, Daz and Michelle)
are standing on a makeshift platform.
Roy stands beneath them.
For some reason he’s dressed as a circus ringmaster.
“Behold our brand ambassadors!” says Roy,
cracking his whip.
“United and Liverpool have won the league on thirty-eight occasions,” he says.
“What does that tell us?”
“That they’ve been champions thirty-eight times?” asks Diya.
“That red spells success,” says Roy.
Sanj, Ray, Daz and Michelle’s scarlet T-shirts say
“Westminster Media – Kings of ROI”
above a golden crown.
“Team spirit” says Roy,
“stems from solidarity.
The same clothes equals the same values.”
Sanj shuffles awkwardly.
His T-shirt looks two sizes too small.
“What about freedom of expression?” asks Carla.
“What about protecting employees from differentiation-based discrimination?” retorts Roy.
He snaps his whip, annoyed.
He’d probably been expecting applause.
“There’s a box in the corner,” he says.