Episode 42: Part 1 of “Alex’s Relevance”
“‘What do you know about this business?’ said the King to Alice.
‘Nothing’ said Alice.
‘Nothing whatever?’ persisted the King.
‘Nothing whatever’ said Alice.
‘That’s very important’ the King said, turning to the jury.”
L. Carroll “Alice’s Evidence”
Alex had arrived at the lab with little relevance.
After several years his relevance
He had learned
a lot and put it
(That was sufficient in his eyes.)
Regardless of his lack of fame,
Alex found himself in the
Pfeffer, once it had accidentally
outed itself as CEO,
had called this
Alex was the first one to enter the office.
Pfeffer was sitting behind
a simple birch desk.
It/she told Alex that
there would be
the CFO, the head of Human Resources
and the VP of purchasing.
She then added, as an
afterthought, that the
would also be
Alex remarked “Quite an all-star cast.
What am I doing here?”
We will determine that
as the meeting
Alex waited patiently as Pfeffer silently
read some documents that were
on its desk.
Only a minute or two had elapsed
before wing-tipped Henry,
ponytailed Brad and
Brad did not take his seat immediately.
He had his pal, the fish, with him
and he carefully placed
the bowl on Pfeffer’s
desk before sitting.
“We are all here” stated Pfeffer
“so let’s not waste
“We have not wasted ANY time”
retorted Henry as he removed
an unnoticeable piece of lint
from his blue serge suit.
“We just arrived.”
Pfeffer stared at Henry with its
beady black eyes but
it said nothing.
Henry soon realized that he had
violated one of the unspoken
(and surely unwritten)
protocols of the
“The CEO is always right, by definition.”
The other people in the room
wisely chose to remain