Episode 36: The Scolding
Scribe sulked back to the office, a dour look on his face. He plopped down at his desk. He tried to scribble out his story, but he was shaking so much he just put his pencil back behind his ear.
Cutter motioned for him to come into the conference room. Scribe walked timidly to his chair at the conference table. He looked up at Cutter with tears in his eyes.
Cutter said, "What in the world were you doing? You can't force a story out of one of the other animals. That is so unprofessional. We do research here. We think. We investigate. But we never, ever touch one of the other animals with force. Sometimes we hug each other and kiss each other. Sometimes we comfort each other when there is sickness or tragedy, but we never, ever force each other to tell us anything."
Scribe broke into tears again. "I am so sorry. I know I did wrong. I will apologize to Snooks the next time I see him. I was just so excited to 'get the story' that I lost control. It won't happen again."
"Good," said Cutter. "Now go compose yourself and then come back and tell me all about Snooks and the tree hole."