“Gentlemen, please be quiet!”
The roar of the room continued unabated.
“Gentlemen, please!” the President shouted again.
“Guys SHUT UP!” offered the much more forceful Vice President, who was blessed with a thunderous voice. The room finally settled down.
“Thanks Seth. Welcome guys to our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Rhonda did an absolutely wonderful job – let’s thank her.”
Rhonda answered the cheers and applause by standing up to take a showy bow. She knew how to handle these guys after several years in service to them.
The President continued: “Don’t start eating just yet. Before we do, let’s go around the room this year and each person can say something they’re thankful for.”
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