I was having a conversation with a buddy of mine yesterday. It went something like this.
(The names have been changed to protect those who must not be named.)
Me: "So, what's happening?"
Buddy: "Not Much. Amanda Hugginkiss asked me to work on Project X."
Me: "Really? Cool. I heard Joe Shmoe was hired to work on Project X also."
Me: "Yeah, he starts next week."
Buddy: "I'm glad you told me that. I don't want to work with him so I'll tell them I'm not interested."
Me: "... Uh oh."
So if a VP named Amanda Hugginkiss is really mad that I killed her chances for getting my buddy on board for Project X, I may be trying to get on with Laurence's company.