MY TEAM and I set up the displays for a new store throughout last week, with each one of us responsible for specific areas in the store. One day, Mallika needed my advice in decorating the bedroom showcase, so she asked her young junior assistant Anusha to fetch me from the décors section where I was working.
In the most nonchalant manner, Anusha announced, "Paul, Mallika wants you in the bedroom."
I replied without batting an eyelash, "Tell her that marriage comes first."
The young lady walked away nonplussed as the rest of the team broke in laughter.