Tom was concerned at the tone of voice the receptionist used. She didn’t sound pleased to be calling him over, and her tone reminded Tom of a judge calling a defendant up for sentencing. He looked over at Brett. “Let’s go see what’s up.”
Tom and Brett gathered their materials and walked, quickly, back over to the desk.
“Yes?” Tom said smiling. “Are we all set now?”
“Mr. Parker,” the receptionist said, “I’m sorry, but Mr. Beringer will not see you. Thank you for stopping in. Goodbye.”
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