Thanks Jack. I was talking this over with James last night and we were discussing the nuances. He’s on really friendly terms with his assistant and we agreed that he might compliment her new hairstyle or something like that in a way that he wouldn’t for another co-worker where there is less of an established friendship. But, also agreed that this about where it would end. No comments along the lines of “you look really good in that dress.” It’s really just old fashioned etiquette, the purpose of which is to have everyone feel comfortable by being considerate.

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