An Unexpected Reprieve

Comic Transcript

ALEX: I don’t want to get promoted to management.

THE BOSS: I do not intend to promote you to management. Ever.

ALEX: … er…

THE BOSS: I confess there was a time I thought it would be a good idea, but I have since come to believe that you are far too valuable where you are to become a manager.

ALEX: So you don’t…

THE BOSS: I do not intend to promote you.

ALEX: Then why did you…

THE BOSS: The anxiety you feel when you think I might promote you amuses me greatly.

(Silence.)

ALEX: … good?

THE BOSS: If you ever use that word in my presence again I will flay the skin from your bones.

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