Appendix A. A Satire of Two Companies

I’ve got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it!

—Rufus T. Firefly

Rufus Inc.: Project Kickoff

Your name is Bob. The date is January 3, 2001, and your head still aches from the recent millennial revelry. You are sitting in a conference room with several managers and a group of your peers. You are a project team leader. Your boss is there, and he has brought along all of his team leaders. His boss called the meeting.

“We have a new project to develop,” says your boss’s boss. Call him BB. The points in his hair are so long that they scrape the ceiling. Your boss’s points are just starting to grow, but he eagerly awaits the day when he can leave Brylcream stains on the acoustic tiles. ...

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