It was no surprise that all the men in the office were wearing their red ties today, as once someone decided to instigate this, it became a tradition. In the advertising world, people needed to be trendy and stay ahead of the hustle and bustle in the big city. The firm was working with a new client that owned a chain of drug stores and there was a big meeting set up just after lunch. Dave was nervous as he needed to land this account, or else he would be forced to go back to his previous job where he worked as a ventriloquist. He enjoyed doing that, but the pay was so low that he did not make enough to support his new bride. At his wedding, Dave had a monkey at the altar, which he used to exchange his wedding vows. Now that was funny.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Instigate, for the Daily Spur prompt – Advertising, for FOWC with Fandango – Hustle, for Ragtag Community – Exchange, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge – Bride Lunch Ventriloquist, for Cee Neuner’s photo response of Judy’s To the Point Challenge, for Susan’s Weekly Word Prompt – Drug Stores and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Surprise.