Inspired by a one word writing prompt: fastidious.
“Is that a smudge?” Mr Arfwick went quite pink.
“Erm…” Tom stammered for a response.
His boss decided not to wait for one.
“Here at Nitpicker & Scruple we believe in fastidious accounting. Start again!”
Tom trudged away. Why had he let his father talk him out of being a pirate?