Marilyn does not spend much time watching television -- but this is being both paraliptic of me, and proleptic. If I said she had a bad experience with television, that might lesson some of the withholding but would it eliminate the mystery?
I might not have said anything about the withholding. With her workload, it only makes sense that Marilyn would not watch much television. The intrusive 1st person narrator, who is outside the narrative and not a character of the narrative, creates paralipsis when none may have existed.
Now I have spun the story off into a direction I hadn't meant it to go. Nothing has really prompted the story. Events happened and are worth retelling.
Marilyn did not spend much time watching television nor doing anything else. The events of this day, so far, are unique, and disturbing.
Not long after that, she confronts one of the senior partners and demands to know her chances for obtaining full partnership in the next three years.
He looks out the window, clearing his throat, and playing with a pencil on the desk.
And this is a man that Marilyn thinks of as filling something of a mentor role. What of those who barely speak to her? Who whisper about her behind her back after she passes by? Who criticize her clothing, her makeup, her lack of feminine appeal? What of those who have openly stated in the partners meeting that hell will have to freeze over twice before this woman will make partner?
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