Meanwhile at the summer barbecue.

“Kevin, I commend you on your decision to hold a barbecue for the department at your expense.” Charles stood next to Kevin while nibbling on a hot dog.

“Not a problem,” Kevin grinned as he worked on a batch of hamburgers and hot dogs at the grill. “I know we’ve been through a lot lately with all the problems with the network but I just wanted to throw this thing together as a token of my appreciation for all your hard work.”

Charles nodded. “A very nice gesture on your part. And that’s certainly a nice propane grill for cooking.”

“Thanks, I bought it just for the occasion,” Kevin beamed.

“Not to get on your case or anything but I hope you don’t mind my offering a small suggestion,” Charles said.

Kevin looked up with interest. “Sure, what did you have in mind?”

“The next time we have a department barbecue, I think we should have it-”

Suddenly a huge explosion tore the building apart and sent employees flying in all directions. Charles and Kevin too were launched in flight side by side and nonchalantly looked downward to watch their distance increase above the ground.

“Oh, I get it,” Kevin said. “We should’ve had this outside.”

Charles nodded in agreement. “Exactly. And Kevin, for your sake and ours, I hope we hit the water when we land.”

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