...Don walks in and sees Allison already typing away at her desk. He defers having to see her for ten seconds by ducking down the other way, where he runs into Roger and puts on a German accent: "Did you enjoy ze Fuhrer's birthday?" Roger's equal to it: "May he live for a thousand years." They giggle, and Roger, Alka-Seltzer in hand, tells Don his father used to say this was the greatest job in the world except for one thing -- the clients. Not terribly original, but probably hard to argue. Comic relief over, Don goes to his door, at which Allison greets him with a friendly smile. He neutrally asks if she made it home last night, and she admits she didn't before they head into the office, in which he sees a pile of presents -- Allison had gotten them a few days before, but didn't have them wrapped until now. Don prefaces further conversation by saying he really "overdid it" at the party; not yet getting it, Allison regards him with an expectant smile, but when he thanks her for bringing the keys and tells her he's probably taken advantage of her "kindness" on too many occasions, her smile fades, as this isn't remotely how she was hoping this would go -- being treated like an employee when you expected to be treated like a lover has to be just revolting. Ignoring her crestfallen expression, he gives her an envelope he says contains her bonus and bids her Merry Christmas, and she thanks him without a hint of pleasure. Pulling it together as best she can, she asks if there's anything else at the moment, and the answer's negative, so she leaves. Don at least looks like he hates himself a little...
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