The phone-call that changes everything

Phones are constantly interrupting our conversation. He warns the voice on the other side of the line that he is surrounded by people and cannot say “exactly” what he wants because there are journalists in the room. “You know, don’t you? It’s just like last Monday. The difference is that now we know more,” he says in code. When he hangs up, he provides the beseeching faces with an answer. “I’m being fired tomorrow,” he confesses with a nervous laugh, seven minutes into the conversation. CONTINUE READING