Thorn: Wh-what? I didn’t finish looking at the candidates. How are you –? And, pardon me, but which one are you?
Atarangi: My name is Atarangi Neineikura. Apparently the higher-ups thought you were taking too long to decide, so they decided for you.
Of course, if you can see any reason to reject me . . .
Thorn: I’ve been on the receiving end of too many “short” jokes to fall into that trap.
Atarangi: You have? Why?
Thorn: . . . You are retroactively my top candidate.