|Banta goes to see his supervisor in the front office.|
"Sir," he says, "we're doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife, Preeto, needs me to help with the top floor and the garage, moving and hauling stuff."
"We're short-handed, Banta," the boss replies. "I can't give you the day off."
"Thanks, Sir," says Banta, "I knew I could count on you!"