The CAP: DebU Mandatory Meeting
Following instructions posted on the bulletin board earlier in the week, the residents
of DebU began to gather in the Universitys Auditorium. It was the only room big
enough to hold a group of that size. The seats were set up in half moon rows facing a
large stage. Normally the stage was set up with various props for whatever play was
currently running. On this day there was only a row of chairs and one podium.
Whispered questions could be heard around the auditorium as the debs speculated on the
topic of the meeting. Whats this all about? FMN asked Lyric. I
dont know. The notice just said that it was mandatory that all residents attend this
meeting. The Chancellors havent come back from their trip yet, do you
suppose its about them? another deb questioned. Where did they go
anyway? The Chancellors Assistants Ive asked have been vague in
answering. In all the excitement, no one noticed Lambda sneaking in a side door and
hiding behind a potted fern, well except Professor Cathbad. He wondered again who this
mysterious deb was. Lambda had been quite abrupt when he had tried to talk to her before.
Perhaps she was shy, or playing hard to get? Cathbad grinned, he liked a challenge.
The room quieted as Jackie walked out on the stage followed by the other Chancellor
Assistants. Jackie took the place behind the podium as the other CAs sat in the
chairs. Jackie had convinced the other CAs that since she had been the one to
acquire the Chancellors signature on the all-important document that she should be the one
to speak for them at the meeting. The others agreed, most because they knew it could be
difficult to keep the attention of that many debs in one room. Bt, however, agreed so she
could watch certain expressions as the news was given. You never knew where strife might
start, or with who.
Attention! Can I have your attention please! Jackie yelled out over the mic.
Thank you. Jackie spoke to the crowd in her most authoritative voice.
Thank you all for attending this meeting. The other Chancellor Assistants and I have
some important news we would like to share with you. You may have noticed the departure of
the Chancellors earlier this week. They have decided to attend a very important conference
at Lost Wages.
Lost Wages, Paladin interrupted Jackie, Ive heard of that place. I
bet theyre working hard. Sure, complained Orlena
Leave all of us here to work and go to classes while they have fun. Bt gave
Orlena a covert smile of approval.
Quiet! Now we all know how hard the Chancellors work. Jackie tried valiantly
to get the word out without laughing. They deserve a break. Besides they do have
important duties to complete there, for the good of DebU.
However, we are not sure how long they will be gone. The other assistants and I
believe it may be for some time. Jackie couldnt help grinning back at the
other assistants. Rest assured that the university is in good hands while they are
gone. Before leaving the Chancellors all signed this scroll granting their assistants
complete control over DebU. Jackie handed the scroll over to Antares who made it
disappear quickly. The scroll would be stored with Hades for safekeeping.
But, questioned Tori What if we have a problem? Who do we ask? Are all
of you equally in charge? Jackie stood up straighter, Well, of course, any
assistant would be willing to help with any questions you may have. However, if it is
something of grave importance, and it would make you feel better, you may bring the
problem to me. As the assistant who has been Chancellor Assistant longest I would be happy
to help you. Bt and NYDiva looked at eachother in confusion. Did Jackie imply what
they thought she had?
Seeing the suspicious looks of her co-assistants, Jackie hurried on. Activities will
continue as usual on campus. Actually, they probably will run more smoothly. We want to
take this opportunity to assure you that we will take care of everything. Think of us as
your acting Chancellors. Hmmph thought Lambda, Are
these debs really buying this load of manure?
Not only will everything continue as always, but we are hoping to make some much
needed changes. It is our goal to make your stay here at DebU an enjoyable one. I know
that lately your concerns have been largely ignored. No longer! Please consider us at your
disposal. Our primary concern is your happiness and the continued improvement of
DebU. Jackie left off realizing she was laying it on a little thick.
Now a few announcements before we end. As your new acting Chancellors,
we will each need assistants. Orlena and Antares have generously agreed to be Chancellor
Assistants Assistants, but we will need several more to keep things running
smoothly. Please see us after the meeting if you would like the position.
Seeing the debs becoming restless and amazed that they had sat still for so long, Jackie
ended the meeting. Thank you all for attending. As a token of your new
acting Chancellors commitment to you, we have provided food and beverages in
the back. Please stick around and enjoy the party. Classes are cancelled for the rest of
the day. We hope
The rest of Jackies speech was overrun as debs rushed
the tables at the back.
Enjoy the day off and the party!
Posted on Aug 25 1999, 02:20 PM