Richard's talking business on the phone about the European market as Lorelai sets up binders on a shelf. As Richard needs facts and figures, he gestures at Lorelai. She always has whatever binder or book he needs right at that moment. Has it been a week or something? When will Lorelai go back to her real job that pays her money? I couldn't do any job where someone puts the phone down, knocks on the table, and whispers, "Eurostat!" I was a crappy assistant for about three months and I was terrible at it. I hate when people just don't even bother looking for something they need and expect someone else to be in charge of organizing their lives. Lorelai and Richard are happy to be working together like this. Lorelai answers the phone in the outer office. Lorelai tells the person that Margie no longer works there, and that Lorelai's the one who called to schedule the DSL appointment. Richard pours himself another cup of coffee as he listens to Lorelai work. Apparently, the DSL people are trying to weasel out of showing up to install the line in time. Lorelai says they really need the DSL (I hear you, girl), and that it'd be great if they could be there before 5 PM, because that's when the cable modem people are showing up to install that instead. She hangs up and tells Richard that they'll be there in twenty minutes. Richard tells Lorelai that he's impressed. "Well, I'm no Margie," Lorelai smiles. "Oh, who needs her?" Richard scoffs. Lorelai hands Richard a stack of secretarial candidates for tomorrow's interviews. She handpicked the best ones out of hundreds of résumés: "I think somewhere in there is a Margie for the new millennium." The phone rings again. Richard goes to answer it, but Lorelai tells him to get to know his new secretary instead. She answers the phone. It's Emily. Lorelai pretends to be a foolish assistant, putting on a baby voice. She says that Richard never mentioned having a wife. Emily freaks out, and Lorelai tells Emily that it's just her. Emily says that Lorelai is crude and unprofessional. Lorelai says she'd like that written on her tombstone. Emily tells Lorelai that she's planning to throw a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of Richard's business at the office on Friday, and that the caterers will be showing up around 3 PM. She asks if Lorelai's writing this down. Lorelai is. Emily says that Margie always wrote everything down. Instead of this canceling their Friday-night dinner, it means that Lorelai and Rory will have to show up at the Friday party instead. Maybe it's supposed to be Sunday, and that music store just opened up the next day.