The pace of work at Bill’s office has recently been too much to bear. Laboring for countless hours to land a substantial account for his marketing business, he has been working diligently, nearly nonstop, with little time off.
Viewing a beautiful day outside of his office window, Bill checks his calendar. All looks free for an afternoon rendezvous with one of his favorite places . . . a splendid, quiet 18 holes on the golf course.
As he quietly slips away from the office, Bill instructs his secretary to hold down the fort . . . “Please keep the boss off of my back for three hours.”
About two hours later, Bill’s boss shows up. He needs to catch up with Bill about this new account. Let’s eavesdrop on the conversation between the boss and Bill’s ever-protective secretary.
The boss asks the secretary, “Where’s Bill at? I need to check on his progress with our newest account.”
She dutifully replies, “He’s working on his game.”
“He’s working hard to land this new account that’s better than par.”
“Well, I hope he keeps his eyes focused on the prize, just like an eagle.”
“Oh, I’m sure he’s looking for lots of birdies, perhaps an eagle or two.”
As the boss leaves the office, he turns around and smiles, “Bill really is my ‘ace in the hole’ around here.”
Meanwhile at this same moment on the golf course, Bill tees off on the short, par-3, 13th hole. His ball carries straight and true, lands softly on the green, and meanders right into the hole.
A hole-in-one . . . an ACE!