M: Did you see T’s in the office?
B: Yeah, he’s not back permanently… just visiting.
M: He’s still working for Microsoft then?
M: What’s he doing there?
B: Oh, you know… [tails off]
Then at lunch time, the guilty party turned up to eat lunch with us.
B: So, can we ask you some Microsoft questions?
B: Lemme think…
meta: I’ve got one. Why can’t I rename a freakin’ network printer under Windows? Why does it have to be called something stupid like “backslash backslash 1 RS dash PRTSRV dash 2 backslash 1 RS 2 S”? Why can’t I rename it “Laser printer in the corner”?
B: I meant nice questions.
At that point I decided to go away and search for coffee, because that was my nice question, so I thought I’d better go away before I asked any of my not-so-nice ones…
…like, “Do they actually pay you in pieces of silver?”