The Toilet of Venus(The Rokeby Venus)by Diego Velazquez
"We Don't Have the Funds for Retention Bonuses..."
And with that, her heart hit the floor. Working for a company that gets acquired every two years is bad enough, but at least the buyer usually tries to make it worth one's while to stick around...
Her new manager continued...
"But you know that we're headquartered in France?" (uh, yea, the accent sort of gave the secret away...)
"If your partner can get the first week of March off of work, I'd like to send you both to stay in our corporate apartment for a week..." (note that the corporate apartment is on the Rue Montaigne...)
Robert Lee Morris; corduroy pants – L.L.Bean (sold out!)
You're not quite sure you heard correctly. Take a deep breath: "Let me check, but I'm sure it won't be a problem..."
"You won't mind flying Business Class? We don't have enough "miles" to send you 1st Class..."
"No, no, Business Class is fine."
(Cue angels singing in the background...)