John Jones, the head of the company asked his manager to write a
detailed employment review describing Bob Smith, one of his programmers.
Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often Bob takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
executed as soon as possible.
A memo was soon sent, following the initial letter:
That idiot was reading over my shoulder while I wrote the
report sent to you earlier today.
Kindly read only the odd numbered lines above
(1, 3, 5, etc...) for my true assessment of him.