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