Art: Desmond, what a rare treat!
Desmond: I want to know why you gave Umesh the cool project!
Art: Oh, that deployment thing? Just between us, it's the VP's dead-end pet project. I'm placating him by wasting some man-hours on it.
Desmond: Well... Okay, but why did you stick me with that grunt work?
Art: That was a special request from our number one customer. Of course I put my best man on it!
Desmond is beaming.
Owen (holding the phone): Booyah! Who's got one free thumb and just got assigned to the deployment project? This guy!