My Dear Sir,
My tongue was firmly planted in my cheek when I typed the title of this letter (as you well know). I am missing you terribly.
Your schedule has changed dramatically as you are running a company, and mine is picking up in intensity as the stress of my job is rising due to the time of the year. We’re both feeling the pressure and effects immensely. Suffice it to say it sucks.
I know it makes the moments we are able to squeeze in more meaningful and special, but I am still keenly feeling the loss of your time.
I adore you. I miss you. I love you.
My Lonely Darling
I knew you were employing gallows humour when I saw the title of this post. I too have been pining for you. I miss our extended chats and text exchanges.
Yes my schedule has changed dramatically. I was recently elected to the board of a company that I believe was being mismanaged. I have been quite vocal about the mismanagement over the past eighteen months. Upon my election and gaining access to the internal documents, I established that it was close to insolvent and that there were significant financial irregularities. As a result of the spotlight, I have shone on the organisation five of the seven serving board members have been removed or resigned, the company’s CEO and his personal assistant have also resigned. I have been appointed to run the organisation and to either salvage the business or liquidate it.
As you are aware from our limited conversations, I have uncovered significant fraud. Many of the past board of directors have been kept in the dark, and the remaining members colluded with the CEO in hiding the true financial position from the shareholders while lining the CEO’s pockets with unearned and undeserved monetary gains.
The sad fact is that there is a very real chance that we will have to liquidate the company. What offends me the most here is that the company has a database of about 5,000 customers; 1,200 of whom are quite active. It turns over close to $ 10,000,000.00 a year and employs about 30 staff in full time, part time and casual capacities. It has been a part of the community since 1956, but due to selfishness, nepotism, dishonesty and incompetence it may very well have to close its doors. I am going to do everything I can to save it, but I fear it is too late.
It is one of the saddest undertakings I have ever been involved in throughout my entire life. The unintended consequence of all this is that you and I don’t speak near as often. I have not been there for you when you have needed me, and my love for you has had to be set aside so I can deal with far more practical and pressing matters. I loathe it.
My Darling you have in four brief months once again become the centre of my world. You are my moral and ethical compass. I have become dependent on you, and I physically ache that we cannot spend as much time as we have together previously. I love, miss and adore you deeply my sweet. I trust our time will come.
From Sir With Love
©2014 Darling and Sir