"Reed, report to the chairman's office immediately"
I got up as soon as I saw the notification on the pager and started walking towards the chairman's room.
I'm currently working as a salesman in "vestry" a secretive and strange shop for weapons and ammunition. it is the best in the whole country. But as luck would have it, I wasn't able to get a sale for the past two weeks, it's as if someone cursed me. now even the chairman is looking for me.
'Not to kick me out, right?'
"Good morning, boss" I knocked on the door before entering with a plastered smile on my face.
She was as busy as ever, looking through reports of every shipment and sales, and she looks stunning in her office attire. If I didn't know her personality, I would have probably fallen for the youngest chairman of the vestry.
She suddenly throwed a folder my way without even looking up from what she is doing.
' whew...I barely managed to catch it.'
'oh isn't it a sales report for the last year '
'why is she showing me---'
"look here, Mr. write or whatever"
'it's reed you dipshit'
"I know that you are a top salesman here, but your sales have gone downhill past year. you do know that we don't need incompetent people here, right?"
" yes, ma--"
"and don't cut me off while I am talking with you" she raised her voice.
'i thought you were done talking though'
"as I said, we only need competent people here. If you can't get enough sales this month, you're out. Got it?"
the eerie silence filled the room.
"I asked you 'you got it'" She raised her voice in a much more arrogant tone.
"Yes ma'am" 'how should I know if you were done talking or not.'
"Leave""and don't call me ma'am, you idiot!!, Do i look old to you"
'let's not lose our temper, let's quietly leave and try to get a customer at least'
I went back to my office and started contacting some potential customers.
It's been two days since then, I still haven't been able to get a customer.
'huh, who's calling my number?'
Caller id: unknown
Reed: Hello? who's this?
unknown: hello my name is Ian, and I would like to try out the new bulletproof vest
'After three weeks, I'm finally getting a customer.' " yahhoooo"
Ian: Are you alright, Mr salesman?
Reed: Yes, yes I'm excellent. So how much do you need, sir?
Ian: I'll tell you after checking the quality.
Reed: Understood sir. I'll get a sample ready to show you. where should we meet?
Ian: I'll directly come to the vestry
After a few more pleasant words the call ended. and the customer told me that he would visit the shop the next day.
the next day
"Hmm... Its quality doesn't seem top-notch" Ian said after he tried it on.
"I assure you, sir. it's the best. it's lighter than the usual ones at the market, and it even has more pockets and blah blah blah" I continued with my explanation for a long time. but even after saying all that he doesn't seem convinced.
'is there something better than this vest?' i started to doubt myself.
'no, I can't do that. I need this sale' at that time an idea popped inside my head. an idea I would regret in the next few minutes.
"So how about this, if it is quality you are worried about. I'll put it on and you can shoot me. and you'll see for yourself" I smirked. this vest can withstand a normal pistol. I won't get hurt and I'll get this sale.
"alright. put it on" he agreed to my taunt.
after I put on the vest, he took the shot,
What the--? I was only trying to get a sale and this is what i get instead.
Have you ever read a series of standalone short stories, but also it's an interconnected story telling with wide variety of characters and rich world building?
Welcome to an ACTION-PACKED, LOVE-DRIVEN, AND DRAMATIC WORLD OF
STARRING - THE SALESMAN, HITMAN, DETECTIVE, PRANKSTER
READ WITH EXTREME CAUTION. YOU MAY GET ADDICTED TO THESE BIT-READS
PS: Each chapter will focus on different POV. And Some may DIE.