Harry: Somewhere among these bright young things is your new field officer, Mr Carter, and your four additional desk officers Ms Evershed. Courtesy of the Home Secretary’s timely recruitment drive. Shortlists by tomorrow morning, please. We’re getting first dibs, ahead of the other sections.
Zaf: Eugh! Six languages, a Double First from Bristol and hobbies include kite surfing.
Fiona: Ooh, cute too. Better brush up your CVs, boys.
Adam: I thought that we have vetting consultants to go through the candidates sordid details.
Harry: I like to know the sordid details of anyone I’m going to be working with intimately.
Harry: Within professional boundaries, of course.
Fiona: Of course.
Harry: These are the pick of the crop. They had the best scores in the interview and in the psychometric tests which our esteemed HR specialist…
Ruth: Debra Langham.
Harry: … will be with us tomorrow to explain.
Zaf: She can start with the word psychometric.
Harry: She’ll be here in the morning.
Ruth: At 9am, actually.
Harry: Which will give you plenty of time to sift through the dross to choose which are the most stellar candidates to join our illustrious brotherhood.
Ruth: No, I was just thinking ‘clique’ or ‘circle’ might be more inclusive, don’t you think?
Harry: No, I like ‘brotherhood’. Anyone else have a problem with my way of expressing myself today?