exhibit 1:  When I am sitting at my desk, happily eating a morning snack of pistachios that require a lot of mouth-touching and aren’t the daintiest of edibles, and focusing on my screen.  Not too bad, you say?  Well, then I catch motion out of the corner of my eye and see my boss and another advisor flailing about through the window of the conference room.  As soon as they have my attention, they motion for water.

My question is this:  How long were they flailing and shouting before I caught on?

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