“No, seriously, what did it accomplish?” Lou persisted. “What good did this do—taking off their shoes?”
“It isn’t so much what good it did,” Yusuf responded, “as what good it invited.”
“Okay, then, what good did it invite?”
Yusuf looked at Mei Li and Mike. “Do you want to speak to that?”
“Sure,” Mei Li said. She looked at Lou. “I’m not sure what good it invited, Mr. Herbert,” she began.
How does she know who I am? Lou wondered.
“But I know what happened—to Jenny,” she continued. “She decided on her own to enroll in the program. And I bet you wouldn’t have predicted that.”
“No,” Lou agreed, his eyebrows rising in surprise, “I can’t say that I would have.” Then he added, “How did that happen?”
“Well, after a few hours, we ...