Annie, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. I understand you've just been officially laid off. Could you give us your reaction?
I see. Could you be more specific? How do you feel about this layoff? These are stressful economic times, and lots of people are worried about making Ivy League tuition payments, paying their domestic help, or keeping up with the Smiths.
That's what I thought. So, tell me again how you feel about this layoff, really. You're among friends, and it's okay to be scared.
I understand that you'll at least get a year's insurance coverage and a modest severance package. Does that ease the pain?
This means you won't have a reason to get up in the dark and get out of your jammies. Do you feel a little sad about that?
For the first time in ... ever? ... you'll be sleeping in while Roxi goes off to work two days a week. Who will make her oatmeal and coffee?
Wait, this is just coming in ... Roxanne knows how to make her own oatmeal ... Annie, did you know this?