Friday July 17, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part II: Barsoom Circus Command


BARSOOM'S OWNER: I shall be brief.  Zysk spoke highly of you in his reports.

SCHLOCK: He didn't seem very happy with my work.

BARSOOM'S OWNER: He respected your abilities, admired your work ethic, and above all he trusted you.

SCHLOCK: He almost fired me twice.

BARSOOM'S OWNER: I am giving you his job, effective immediately.

SCHLOCK: This argument just went to a very unexpected place.