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The folks from Marketing have been hanging around my office, coughing up a storm and pointedly refusing to use Purell, despite the containers placed all around the office. I think they're hoping that, weakened by a particularly nasty strain of swine flu they've been incubating for months (and you thought the government was responsible), I'd cave in to their promotion demands.

It worked.

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