I - Dick's cubicle early am
Me: Good morning
Howard, do you have a second?
HF: Sure, what's
Me: Al asked if
you could give him some information about the Agfa Sales
HF: You tell Al
not too worry about it, I got it covered (Sarcastically): Ask
him if he wants to be the head of Sales, too.
(finishing the statement to myself), "asshole".
Act II - Al's
Office late afternoon
Me: Howard said
that you don't have to worry about the Agfa/Sales
Hmmm. All I wanted was an agenda or something.
Me: I'll go back
and get one for you.
Me: (sensing he
needs more info): Well, Howard actually went a little beyond saying
don't worry about it, he made a remark about
wondering if you wanted to
run the Sales department.
Al (darkening): He
Me: Well, he said
don't worry in effect, and then added that. Can I do something?
Al (resolved and
grim): No, I'll handle it.