The next 15 minutes were going to be a horror show.
Lenny stood at the side of the stage waiting to be introduced. One hand filled with a stack of cue cards, the other hand covering a ginormous yawn.
He’d hadn’t slept the night before and was paying for it now. His hamburger lunch had only made the yawning worse.
He checked his watch. Almost 2pm.
Only 15 minutes until this nightmare was over.
Introductions were done. It was Lenny’s time now.
His hands were shaking. He stuffed one hand in his pocket and used the other to squeeze the cue cards tight.
He stepped behind the podium.
Lenny greeted the audience and noticed the shakiness in his voice and his rapidly beating heart.
Determined to get this over and done with he took a deep breath.
Guided by his cue cards Lenny started his presentation.
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