“We call him, teflon,” Audrey said. “Nothing sticks. Things go wrong in his department all the time, but he always has an explanation why one thing or another caused the problem. Always something out of his control. Not his fault.”
“Has he ever taken responsibility for any problem in his area?” I asked.
“No, he has never had to. You would think there is a worldwide conspiracy out to get him and foil all his plans. Even when I don’t buy his excuse, he has a backup excuse to replace it. Do you think he is just unlucky?”
“Audrey, sometimes the explanation for the problem tells you more about the explainer than it does about the problem.”