In her opinion, there’s a big difference between lying and not telling the whole truth…
…but when Harry Saunders chose to use her nickname on a resume, she knew anyone reading it would assume she was a man. But that was fine by her – as long as it meant getting the job. She needed the benefits for her sick little boy, and no matter how much one of her bosses hated her for not being entirely honest, she wasn’t going to back down and quit.
Women had their place – and it wasn’t working construction…
The moment Chris Parker realized they’d been duped, he tried in vain to find a loophole so he could fire Harriet. But just because they’re stuck with her doesn’t mean he has to like it, and he will never give up hope that she’ll give him a reason to get rid of her. Until the day he discovers that she has a very ill son. A son who develops an instant case of hero worship for Chris.
“Is that why you took them out?” Surprised, Chris looked at him.
“How’d you know that?”
“Well, first, Scotty must have been wearing about half of what I assume was spaghetti or pizza sauce, and something chocolate. Given that Linda called about nine-thirty, I have to assume that he hadn’t eaten his lunch yet. Then there was the fact that Harry thanked you for lunch.”
“Yeah, that’s why. He, uh, seems to like me, and I thought I might be able to get him to eat something. After we left the hospital, he was fussing about not wanting any food.”
“So did you get him to eat? Or did he just play with it?”
“He ate. More than he usually eats in a day. At least that’s what Harry said.”
“She’s talked to me about him sometimes, so I don’t think she was exaggerating about it. One of the things she’s most afraid of is that he doesn’t gain weight like he’s supposed to. I guess it would be better for him if he gained two or three more pounds before they do the transplant.”
“There sure isn’t much of him, is there?”
“No, not really.”
“So why didn’t you tell me about Scotty?” Chris asked after a brief silence.
“Would knowing about him have changed anything? Made you lay off Harry a little bit?” Chris had to think about that for a moment, then finally said,
“I don’t know. Maybe.”