“Attaboy!” she said, as he returned to his seat. He attempted a grin. He had just won an award for excellence in his job. His body language was nothing but disdain.
On the way home she asked what was wrong. He sighed, “This award used to mean something. Now it is just a piece of paper. Two of the winners only know one machine. And the award going to Steve after he has been here three months is crazy.”
He opened the window letting the paper fly away. “They couldn’t even spring for a frame this year. What a joke.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – attaboy