I spent the next week cooking up an adventure game proposal that I absolutely loved. Jeff wasn't in his office so I triumphantly dropped the 5 page proposal document on his desk. On the way back to my office I ran into an old friend and after a few minutes of polite conversation I told him about my game concept. He got a strange look and asked, "An adventure game about a tabloid reporter? That sounds exactly like Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders."
I'd certainly heard of that game but never played it. Heart pounding, I raced upstairs to grab the proposal off Jeff's desk. But where was it??? I couldn't see it among his other papers so I frantically grabbed a handful of documents with one hand and flipped through another stack with the other.
I was just getting ready to rifle through his desk when movement caught my eye.
I made up a weak excuse, grabbed the document (which he was holding in his hand), and slunk out of the room, quite red in the face. I'm sort of surprised he didn't fire me.