â€œDamn and blast that man! Will he never stop?â€
Miss Demeanour, his secretary, poked her head through the door and asked, â€œEverything alright Mr. Crastinus?â€
His fiery temper matched his red face as he looked at her suspiciously.
â€œGet Mr. Mammon on the line immediately!â€ he said as he dismissed her with a wave of his hand.
â€œHello? That you Dinero? Have you read the todayâ€™s headlines?â€
â€œMorning Pro. Yes I have. This Detective Kronos is worse than a bloodhound but he will never work out the link between us.â€
â€œThatâ€™s easy for you to say as he is not investigating you. He has been hounding me for decades but my lawyers, Squander and Sons, have kept him at bay. Thank heavens he has not been able to link me to any crime scenes yet.â€
â€œJust keep calm. Itâ€™s business as usual. Sales are the highest they have been in years. iPods, iPads, mobile phones, entertainment systems, computers, game consoles are flying out the door. Users are flocking in like sheep to the slaughter. Itâ€™s a perfect match and your plan has worked beyond our wildest dreams. Donâ€™t throw it all away for the sake of a second rate Detective. He is just fishing and that headline is bait. Donâ€™t fall for his hook.â€
â€œI wasnâ€™t born yesterdayâ€ Pro growled. â€œItâ€™ll take a lot more than that to catch me. But he really ticks me off with his accusations.â€
â€œExactly! Thatâ€™s just what he wants. My only advice is you control your temper or youâ€™ll blow the whole deal. Iâ€™ve never known you to be so upset. Remember your reputation. Youâ€™re not called the thief of time for nothing.â€
â€œWhat about the money?â€
â€œOur lawyers have funnelled it into several different accounts with Terminal Waste. It’s so well hidden that even I canâ€™t find it and thatâ€™s saying something. It has cost the corporate world untold billions in time and money which they can do nothing about.â€
â€œAnd the stolen time?â€
â€œNo trace because of your brilliant plan. Itâ€™s all about control and power.â€
Detective Kronos smiled as he put his headphones down.
The wiretap on Procrastination Inc line had just struck pay dirt.
How much time has procrastination stolen from you?
How much money has it cost you?
Who is to blame?
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”