Episode 124 • Doing the Right Thing
Rely on someone
Hank: Liam! Thanks for coming.
Liam: Of course, boss. What’s up? Everything good?
Hank: Everything’s great, Liam. Oh, no, you don’t need to sit. It’s going to be quick. Listen, we’re very happy with the work you’ve been doing here. You have proven to be a very conscientious worker. The whole team can rely on you, I can rely on you. You’ve never disappointed me and everybody seems to love you. So, I know you haven’t been with us for long but we think you deserve a promotion, which obviously also means a salary raise. Here’s the amount.
Liam: Oh, wow, Hank. I- I don’t know what to say… You got me scared there for a second. I thought you were going to fire me! I’m just- Thank you so much.
Hank: That’s alright, Liam. Just… keep doing what you’re doing.
Liam: I sure will!
Liam’s wife: Hey! Is everything okay?
Liam: Honey, you’re never going to believe it! I got a promotion. That means we can finally get a new car!
Liam’s wife: That’s great news, babe!
Liam: I’m going to buy it right after work.
Liam’s wife: Wait, already? Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to wait a few days so that we can have a bit time to-
Liam: No, honey. We’ve been talking about this for months. We need a car! Our family needs a car.
Liam’s wife: Okay. Do you know what car we should get?
Liam: I mean, it’s between the two cars I was showing you a couple weeks ago. It’s either the Toyota or the BMW. I think I’ll go for the Toyota. Yeah, yeah I think so. That’s the most sensible thing to do.
Liam’s wife: Okay. Well, I trust you, honey. I know you’re going to make a sound choice.
Liam: Okay, I’ll see you in a bit.
Liam’s wife: Love you.
Liam: Love you too!
[engine revving up]
Liam’s wife: What is this?
Liam: Oh, this? I just- I couldn’t resist. It’s a Ferrari.
Liam’s wife: How much was it?
Liam: Oh, don’t worry about that for now. It’s a very safe car, the guy who sold it to me said it’s perfect for a family.
Liam’s wife: Oh, is it? ‘Cuz last time I checked, we had four kids and this thing only has two seats. Where are they going to sit? In the trunk?
Liam: Uhm, yeah, that’s a good point…