Saturday, July 19, 2008

Drabble: A Casualty of the Cola Wars

A Casualty of the Cola Wars

“Who’s responsible for this?”

“Sir, we haven’t been able to figure out how it happened.”

“What’s the damage?”

“Ten thousand bottles are already on shelves; another twenty were caught in the plant and will have to be destroyed.”

“Shit. Any chance we’ll be able to get off the hook?”

“The lawyers are looking into it, but so far it doesn’t look good. It’s going to be quite hard, if not impossible, to back out of this.”

He lights a cigarette and sucks hard. “So they’re all grand-prize winners?”

“I’m afraid so.”

“We’re going to lose our shirts on this.”

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