Sitting back in my chair, I am happy that you two have gotten along so well, and that Rebecca is confident that you will be able to fill the role of my new assistant . . . she has absolutely no idea of just what all is involved in your role.
As we finish our lunch and walk back to the office, I can see that Rebecca is having somewhat of a difficult time leaving for the last time as my assistant. Before she does leave, I give her a "Happy Retirement" gift of a $1,000 check . . . "Have fun with your grandkids!"
After she says her "Good-bys" and leaves, I turn to you, "I have a few e-mails to answer; then, I want to check my calendar for next week. I think we will close the office early today, if that is OK with you? Oh, yes, the massage table will be delivered on Tuesday."