Last year’s bonus got Hannah her dream car.
It was fast, modern, extravagant and she’d earned it.
She visited colleagues at the next New Year’s party. There was drinking, laughter and general high spirits. They’d missed each other after Covid-19 restrictions, so Hannah showed off her treasured motor.
Driving friends’ home after the party, high jinks on the back seat caused distractions. Whilst leaning over, Hannah lost her grip and the steering wheel veered in the opposite direction.
The next new year’s bonus was accompanied by a message of condolence and requests not to drink and drive.
Future parties were cancelled.