An employee entered his supervisor’s office with the intention of getting a raise. The supervisor was not wearing pants. Although it was Casual Friday, this was not appropriate attire for the office. A lack of underwear expressed further disdain for the company’s dress code. And it wasn’t as if he were even trying to hide his disdain for the dress code—instead of sitting behind his desk he sat on top of it. The supervisor’s disdain for the company’s dress code made the employee feel uncomfortable. Instead of getting straight to the point, he made inquiries about the supervisor’s family. The supervisor informed the employee of their recent deaths, although he failed to specify the cause. The glimmer in the supervisor’s eyes as he told the employee this information made the employee more uncomfortable. He stuttered as he said, “I hear we’ve been having really nice weather lately.” The supervisor responded by informing the employee that he had been misinformed. The recent weather had been so bad that it had destroyed all life on Earth besides those lucky enough to be employed by MegaCorp. Panicked, the employee turned and tried to leave the supervisor’s office, but the door was locked. He took a deep breath, walked back to the supervisor, and asked if he had seen any good movies recently. The supervisor told him that he preferred television. Film was a flawed medium that did not give its characters enough minutes to undergo proper development and the plots of films successfully achieved the feat of being rushed and drawn out at the same exact time. Blood spurted out of supervisor’s nose as if it were a sprinkler. The employee tried not to stare and made another statement. Or perhaps he asked another question. The supervisor’s response was followed by another act of speech that may have been a statement or a question. The supervisor gave the employee his response. Their vocal exchange continued throughout the duration of an event. The event was the cause for the employee’s attempt to ask for a raise. The event was the birth of his child. The vocal exchange between the employee and the supervisor ended after the employee’s son turned eighteen and the employee was no longer responsible for his welfare. As the employee turned to leave through the now-unlocked door and walked back to his desk, the son moved out of his parents’ house and into an apartment of his own.

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