“John,” the new guy replied.
The manager scowled, “Look, I do not know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked at before, but I do not call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last name only — Smith, Jones, Baker — that’s all. I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?”
The new guy sighed and said, “Darling. My name is John Darling.”
“Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you is…”