Ginger: Trickier treats!
Ginger: I can’t get the wrapper off this lollipop.
Ginger: What are you doing?
Ruby: I’m trying to figure out how to use all my vacation days.
Ginger: How many do you have left?
Ginger: That’s a really long Christmas break…
Ruby: Yeah, except that I can’t be away from work at the end of the year for 17 days.
Ginger: Why not? I’d do it.
Ruby: No one reports to you.
Ginger: True. But people rely on me for a lot.
Ruby: Teaching newbies how to harangue people for answers?
Ginger: If I don’t, someone else will tell them they have to be nice.
Ruby: Of course.
Ginger: So, have you plotted out which days you will take off?
Ruby: Yes, but I still have about ten days left over.
Ginger: Oh. Hey, I have a great idea!
Ruby: Take a lot of Fridays off until the end of the year?
Ginger: OR you could give your days off to me!
Ruby: We don’t work for the same company.
Ruby: Won’t the payroll departments notice if you take off a day or two when you don’t have any days off left?
Ginger: I’m sure that if you just write a note, explaining that I have your leftover days off, they’ll totally go along with it.
Ruby: Why do you think that would work? I’m curious.
Ginger: Because deep down, everyone wants it to work like that.
Ruby: But it doesn’t work like that.
Ginger: But if enough people get together and do it, then who will be left to stop us?
Ruby: Such a brilliant statement from someone who has difficulty unwrapping a lollipop.
Ginger: Well, they make it so hard to unwrap! How do they expect children to consume these when the plastic is near-impenetrable!
Ruby: I’ll tell you what. I’ll write the note, you take it to your office manager and see what he says.
Ginger: And you’ll open the lollipop for me?
Ruby: Ginger…haven’t you ever heard “if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but” — give it here.
Ginger: You’re the nicest Ruby ever.
Ruby: I just don’t want you capable of opening lollipops whenever you want to have a sugar high in my freshly cleaned home.
Ginger: Fair enough.