No one had to twist Samantha's tail to know that she had to buy a new typewriter ribbon, and fast! It was luckily still under warranty. She hoped that she would be able to get a new one before her boss noticed. He was under a lot of pressure these days, and she was under orders to disturb him under no circumstances.
She quietly left her desk and went to the store. It was closed until further notice!
When a person walking by saw her just standing there staring, he asked if he could help. Samantha just replied with some incoherent ums and aahs. The man thought that she must be under the weather and walked away!
No one else was up and about. Now what was Samantha supposed to do?
Walking back to the office she thought that this was typical of her, getting into messes that she couldn't solve. If, for example, she didn't make so many typing errors and mistakes she wouldn't have to run through a new typewriter ribbon so fast!
Then she remembered what she could do; there was an office supply room! It was, however, unfortunate that the key was under the control of Mr. Krumpet! And he would make people do anything to get them under his thumb!
But Mr. Krumpet was up against a nervous and stressed out woman today! She would not let him push her around, she was to get that key, get that ribbon and get back to her desk before her boss knew it!
Mr. Krumpet didn't know what hit him! But Samantha got everything she wanted without him even having a chance of making her pay or owe him a favor!