I saw the new guy get chosen, and pretty much saw my chance with Eloise go down the toilet. I tried to be nice.
“Eyy,” I said.
“Hi,” New Guy said.
“What’s your name?”
“Hell, that’s a new one.” It really was. I held out my hand. “Julius. Nice to meet you.”
He shook my hand with strength, but not enthusiasm. I decided not to give him any crap.
“Introduce yourselves, friends,” I said. I walked away.