We recently had lease negotiations with the landlord. I noticed that he was paying more heed to A.'s comments than to my own... even though we had agreed beforehand on what to say and were reading from the same set of notes. It was apparently subtle; A. did not notice. Nonetheless, in the interests of optimally negotiating, I let A. do most of the talking.
This turned out quite well.
For use of his testicle-granted Man Voice in negotiations with the landlord, A. is hereby awarded a Zinc Star of Honor.
This post's theme word: novation, "the replacing of an obligation, a contract, or a party to an agreement with a new one."