Tano is getting a raise. And a promotion. I thought he was too introverted to manage people, so I'm very impressed. Very hopeful too, because maybe this means he has secret social skills that he will start using around me.

I call him at the office to congratulate him.

"Do you get your own office?" I ask.

"Yeah," he says. "But I don't want one. Right now I'm in a cubicle, within earshot of everyone, and they still forget to ask me to lunch."

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