MID AFTERNOON BREAK

MID AFTERNOON BREAK

"Oh, do I need a break," Constance Walker sighed while pushing away from her desk and stretching her aching muscles, "it's almost two o'clock, where does the time go!?!" As CEO of a large importing business, the crush of paper work and the constant pressure to keep things moving ahead would sap the strength of even the most experienced business man!!! Constance made a quick note on her note pad before donning her coat and heading out of the office for a two hour break but first, she stopped momentarily at her secretary's desk and offered, "I'm going to be out of the office for a couple of hours, Jenny, so if they're are any calls just take a message and I'll get back to them later this afternoon, and by the way make sure that the Asian invoices are on my desk for tomorrow morning's meeting!!!" Down on the street in front of her office building, Constance hailed a cab and gave the driver and address on the near north side, and while it was only a ten minute ride, for once they weren't caught in Chicago's brutal afternoon traffic!!! Even though she had visited the majestic brownstone many times, she still had her usual shiver as she climbed the stairs leading to the front door, where upon she rang the chimes and waited for and answer!!! A voice coming from a small intercom on the door jam asked evenly, "Who is it, please!?!" "It's Constance Walker," she replied into the tiny speaker, "I have a two thirty appointment!!!" The intercom went dead, but within a matter of seconds the