"How do you think Mary will feel about this?"
"Well, what did she say the last time this happened?"
"I can't remember. Do you?"
"I wasn't working here at that point."
"So what's your guess on how she may react?"
"I think she won't care."
"Are you kidding? This is in one of her main areas of interest. She'll care. I just don't know how much."
"So what should be done?"
"Beats me. I can't crawl inside her head."
"Don't look at me. She's always been hard to read."
"Excuse me. I know I haven't been here very long, but has anyone simply asked Mary for her opinion?
"Why is everyone so quiet?"