Pink Shirt Guy won't be here today, but today is the day I meet with Sampling on how to get Traveling Management's expenses into our expense program. w00t.
The office wasn't in yet the last time I looked, but the paperwork had been distributed to the office. This causes me a bit of a difficulty until the other office (the main admin office) is open. (Field Management's office is low-traffic. Field Admin office is high-traffic. Pink Shirt Guy and his Business counterpart are Management. The Princess and the Queen of the Office are Field Admin.)
... Business Management just told me that if my characters ever started becoming real people, that I should talk to someone. This is the hazard you get when you talk cheerfully about the writing process in public. Characters are not compliant little paper dolls all the time. Once they have a real character, you can't just do things to them. Well, you can make things happen to them, but you can't force them to do things without some sort of outside force acting on them. For example, if I needed Connie to walk into a random bar and get it on with a married geekboy, I'd have to set things up so that this was the next logical step for her to do. This would involve either a messy divorce or the traumatic death of her husband. This is why that one wordless smut piece is so very, very AU, because I would not do that to *my* Connie.
ACK. The team that did not turn in their crucial item of paperwork yesterday? They didn't turn it in today either. Business Management made with the smackity after the Guru complained, because he needed that paperwork, and this is the 2nd day in a row. SMACKITY.