The task involves promoting MSOLM, a product you already know about if you have any reason to, so why should I do their footwork? It's an internet-meeting collaboration software package where you don't have to leave your office to work on projects and take care of stuff. They have to create a 60-second video about it, and have a professional camera crew and editing team to help them do it, all about the power of MSOLM, the most creative and informative of which will be chosen by the execs. You don't even get to blink before things get incredibly awesome on the Capital Edge side:
Felisha: "I'd love to be Project Manager."
Alla: "Oh." (Literally, that's what she says: "Oh.")
Felisha: "I mean, I would like to be Project Manager."
Alla: "Oh. But actually, wouldn't you rather that I were the Project Manager, though?"
Felisha: "I just want to win, Alla "
Alla: "-- So you're saying you don't want to be Project Manager?"
Felisha: "No, I kind of do. I mean, it wouldn't suck. I mean, it's okay if you make me."
Alla: "I'm not listening la la la "
Felisha [interview]: "I have something to prove, and if we lose I'm going home anyway, so there's no downside to me being PM."
Alla: "I am not sure that I believe that you really want to be Project Manager."
Felisha: "I think I do?"
Alla: "Fine, but I don't think you really mean it."
Felisha: "Okay, I do, but why don't you be in charge of everything, since you like making videos and this is a video."
Alla: "Okay, but I need you to do everything I say, okay? I'm completely in charge of every aspect of this task, and you answer to me, okay?"
Felisha: "As Project Manager, I'm comfortable with that."
Think I'm exaggerating? I'm not. Meanwhile, this is how that conversation goes on the Excel side: Rebecca says, "I'd like to be the Project Manager," then interviews that this is a good idea because Randal has the best record of the four, and she has the worst. And this is Randal's response: "I'd like to get you a win. You deserve a win, and we're going to get you one." Could you die? I could just die. How awesome are they right now? "If we have to steal every video camera in this city and use Radio Shack to do it, by damn that's what we'll do."