SCENE: January, lunchtime. Casimir’s, a classic steakhouse restaurant in the Midwest.
KATZ: It’s great to see you in person again, Alex. And you look terrific. Challenging positions seem to agree with you. How is Toby doing? He has been a dear friend for years. And he seemed very supportive of you.
ALEX: He was. It was gratifying. And I hear that he’s very satisfied with his new role leading the nonprofit and shaking things up already.
KATZ: I’m glad to hear that. And I’m glad the board picked you. How is your new job going?
ALEX: Well, you and I have known each other for a long time, so I won’t put a happy face on it. Most of our people seem happy that we have a new CEO in place. Or at least that’s what they tell ...