“I suppose it’s only fair to tell you.” Metcalf swigs his coffee before continuing. “The previous person we hired, the one you’re replacing. That didn’t turn out too well. I mean, we went through all the checks, took up the references, I interviewed them right here in this office.
“Turned out they’d managed to hide a long history of being in and out of hospital. First night they were left alone here, they climbed to the roof and threw themselves off. We made a mistake. We can only go on what we’re told, and I suppose we would have found them out eventually, but we never got the chance.”
He drinks more coffee, and asks: “You’re telling me everything, aren’t you?”
You assure him you are. It’s not that much of a lie, really, and you’re better. You’re getting a job, right here, today.