PHIL: Hallo Old Man.
THE BOSS: Phil. How unusual to see you.
PHIL: Everyone in Marketing seems to think it’s my turn at bat.
THE BOSS: Marketing feels it is important to give me bad news, and as the latest addition to the Marketing team you are the designated sacrificial lamb.
PHIL: That’s… surprisingly accurate.
THE BOSS: You had better give me the news quickly. If you stay here too long your colleagues will begin dividing up the contents of your desk.