Tales of Great Fortune X - A tale of employee training

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
As the Great Trenlin struggles to make a big impact in the business of fortune telling, his co-worker Porric is determined to develop into a fortune teller himself.

Submitted: March 17, 2016

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"You are a terrible soothsayer, sir!"
"A terrible truthsayer? How dare you?"
"Not a truthsayer. A soothsayer!"
"I know."
"And a terrible one."
"I know."
 
The Great Trenlin shook his head in disapproval. His assistant Porric had never been a great fortune teller, but since that cupboard had hit him on his head a few days ago, things only got worse.
 
Well, not everything got worse. After that cupboard had crushed his dear assistant, the Great Trenlin had discovered a great collection of antique jewelry in a hidden compartment. It was a typical feature of great fortune tellers to be able to find hidden treasures. The Great Trenlin had received a great boost of confidence after his discovery. Moreover, with the money they got from selling the jewelry, they could afford a brand new marketing campaign.
 
The campaign was a great success. As always, the Great Trenlin had been able to send out the right message. Customers were swarming in like bees in a pair of trousers. 
As a downside, the business was now suffering clearly from a lack of human resources. The Great Trenlin saw no other option but to assign some fortune telling tasks to Porric. It was not a great success.
 
The Spanish-looking customer was not satisfied with the readings Porric provided. This was not a surprise to the Great Trenlin. The customer had entered the business with a negative attitude and Porric's powers were not yet great enough to improve the situation. Sadly, the Great Trenlin doubted Porric's powers would ever be great enough.
 
"Ok, sir," Porric tried to rescue the situation, "I see, I see something you cannot see."
"A dissatisfied customer?"
"I see, I see a... Juan."
 
The customer went silent.
"Do you take me for an idiot?"
"Juan may be someone you know or someone you will meet in the future. It can be a family member as well. It is not quite clear to me."
"I am Juan myself, soothsayer."
"Ah," Porric exclamed, "See?" He waved his hands in excitement. "Sir! SIr! Come here quickly! I got something right! I got something right!"
 
The face of the customer turned red in pure anger and frustration. It was clear that an explosion of madness was about to follow. 
The Great Trenlin suddenly remembered he had urgent business at the other side of town.


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