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PHIL: Well, I’m off to California.
ALEX: Er… OK. Why?
PHIL: Apparently the furor over the alleged problems in our electronic voting booths has prompted some sort of inquiry with the election board over there, and Viktor and I need to go out and reassure everyone that our product works just fine.
ALEX: … They’re sending you?
PHIL: They think that sending the senior programmer will reassure them, and let them know how seriously we’re taking their concerns.
ALEX: Or if things go badly, maybe they’ll use you as a scapegoat.
PHIL: No, I’m sure everything will be fine.
ALEX: Do you have a matching set of blinders to go with that denial?