Andy and Walt, Jr. are ready to cast off, and Andy thanks Erin, who's apparently staying home. "You did this!" Dammit, I'm happy!" After he sails off in the Aspire II, telling her that he'll see her in three weeks, Erin THs that she's pleased she could help. Would she have gone with him had he asked? "On his sailboat cruise to the Caribbean? Yes, I think that would have been really fun and romantic." And they're not even out of earshot before Andy blows her off, because Walt, Jr. found a guitar on board and is playing the opening chords to "More Than Words," which is probably the sweetest-sounding "shut up and fuck me" song ever written. Think David Wallace will be as cool as Erin is about Andy bugging out again? And do you suppose Andy remembered to put a restraining bolt on Nellie before he left?
Erin returns to the office, where Pete has been covering the phones. He yields the Reception chair to her and invites her out to Poor Richard's after work for beer and pool with some buddies, including a guy named Flipper. So named, it turns out, because he once flipped a table while drunk. "He sounds like an idiot," Erin says, but since it's not like she's got anything better to do, she follows Pete out of the office. At least someone's inviting her somewhere.
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