Reeking of Wasted Potential
A pain she hadn’t known before was the weight of the expression of someone much younger looking at her with haughty disregard because they held a position of greater rank.
For years she had been precocious too, ahead of the curve. She was once the new up-and-comer. She had been the young woman looking at older coworkers toiling away and thinking where the hell did you go wrong? Why is a kid so far ahead of you?