I climbed into the passenger seat of Lisa’s big black SUV, waiting at the employee exit, and buckled my seat-belt.
“Well, how’d it go?” Lisa looked at me expectantly, even eagerly.
“Went great,” I said. “I marched in there and laid it all out for him. I said, ‘Mr. Huge I’ve been with Huge Manufacturing for over six years now. My department is always on time and under budget. During the course of my tenure here, I have never gotten a raise. I never asked for a raise, but this year, I need a raise sir.’ I was keeping it respectable and civilized.”
“Good, good,” Lisa said. She was getting excited I could tell ‘cause she was driving faster. “How big a raise did he give you?”
She looked at me with daggers in her eyes, “He did give you a raise, didn’t he?”
“Uhm, well, not yet.”
I couldn’t resist – had to have another go with this prompt!