Josh turns to enter his office and is confronted by Donna, who's right inside the door. He's certainly a pretty jumpy sort. I can totally relate. Professor Frink has learned, through many instances of inadvertently scaring the crap out of me, to make a lot of noise when he's approaching me, starting from about one room away. Having someone scream unexpectedly thirty or forty times in the first few months you live together certainly is an effective retraining technique. He finds it vexing, but believe me, it's not something I can control. I don't think anyone really wants to be a jumpy person. Anyway, Josh complains that Donna just lurks there in the shadows, "like..." Donna: "Whatever." He asks what she's doing. She says she's doing stuff with paper. Evidently. He asks if she can do them later. Donna: "Why?" Josh: "So you're not doing them now?" Works for me. Actually, she has a couple of questions, if he doesn't mind. Josh is trying to make a phone call, and wonders if she could save her questions for later. She objects, "Well, later it might be a done deal, and before you send thirty billion dollars of my money to Mexico, I'd like to ask a few questions." Josh sighs, hangs up the phone with resignation, and sits down, saying, "Okay, it's going to be one of these now, right?" Donna: "Yeah." Josh: "You object to the bailout." She does. Josh continues, "Because in the world of Donatella* Moss, we should all love one another just as long as it doesn't cost you anything." (*Versace spelling.) Donna admits, "Well, yes, I suppose that's one small-minded way of putting it." Josh tells her to close the door as he picks up the phone again. She does. He looks up, sees her still there, and says, "Donna?" She looks at him for a second, and asks, "With me on the other side?" He says, "Thank you." She leaves.
Sam comes over to the Oval Office and asks Charlie if Jed's back yet. He's not. Sam asks Charlie if he's decided yet. Charlie says, "Theology 201: Intro to Biblical Literature." Sam: "Why?" Charlie: "So the President'll stop bugging me. And English 201: Texts and Context." Sam asks what happened to Molecular Biology. Charlie says it's closed out for the summer season. Sam asks how many AP credits Charlie has from high school; Charlie replies, "I have six in English, six in Math and Calculus, three in European History, and three in French." We don't have the same system involving AP credits here in Canada, but I gather this is impressive. Sam says, "You're telling me you've never been to college, and after taking two classes this summer, you're going to be, like, a junior?" Charlie replies, "With a pretty decent GPA." Sam, somewhat nervously: "Charlie, just how smart are you?" Charlie, honestly but with no arrogance at all: "I've got some game." Ginger appears to summon Sam to a meeting. He excuses himself.