alice: "Wally, I'm glad we work in the same department."
"Because your performance is so bad that you'll be downsized first."
"You're like a buffer. As long as you're still here, my job is safe."
"And there's nothing you can do to change the situation."
The Boss: "Wally, do you mind giving my family a ride to church again this week?"
Wally: "No problem."
The Boss: "It's nice that you joined my church even though you live an hour away."
"And I wouldn't say no to those tasty bagels you always bring for the ride."
The Boss: "Oh... I didn't see you sneak up on me, Heathen.. I mean Alice."