[RiddleRose]: 298.Contest Entries.five words 5
"It's a question of merit really," said the man into the phone. He listened for a minute, then put it down impatiently. He fiddled absently with a toy camel left behind by his young grandson, and returned his attention to the young man waiting before him. "You see, to survive in this buisness, you have to be a gambler. You have to be willing to take risks. It's basic for heaven's sake! Yes, I know you documented the movements of monarch butterflies for three years, but quite frankly, I don't see the risk involved! No, I'm sorry, but I don't think you qualify. No, no, that's my final word. No, I don't think I'm making a big mistake. Now please leave my office, and stop wasting my time. Thank you."