Chapter 7. People or Objects

“How do you know her?” I asked worriedly, my face failing to disconnect from my emotions. “And how’d you hear about what happened?”

Bud smiled reassuringly. “Don’t be fooled by the distance between buildings. Word travels fast. I heard about it from a couple of your quality team leaders who were discussing it over lunch in the Building 5 cafeteria. It seems you made quite an impression.”

I was regaining some composure and had managed to slacken the alarm from my face.

“As for knowing her,” he continued, “I don’t really, except that I try to know the names of as many people as I can around the company. It gets more difficult by the month with all of our growth, though.”

I nodded in amazed agreement, shocked that someone ...

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