Edwin looked up from his computer.
“Edwin, compliment me,” Mark commanded.
“Um. You’re ugly, stupid, and just a bit boring.”
“What?” Mark said. “I asked for a compliment, you ass.”
“That’s about the best I can do, Mark. And that is a compliment, as far as I’m concerned. You should hear I was I really think of you.”
Mark sighed aloud and walked away, angry.