Things went well. The mayor considers you colonists. Our next step in making the transition work is to let Ecosystems Unlimited know this will be profitable for them.
We have a solid buyback plan for the robots and paths for economic growth afterwards.
Are we still doing the free brunch at church tomorrow?
Absolutely. People want to do the right thing. When you get hearts, minds, wallets, and mooch factor all aligned on the same axis, you've come as close to creating an irresistible force as humanly possible.
The mayor's assistant can give me orders because he represents the mayor. In this case, he wasn't representing the mayor and I knew it.
And if his order wasn't valid, the mayor's assistant can't be held responsible for my actions. That will make the mayor happy, complying with her order.
You make it sound like I have a choice.
Начальник имеет в виду “рационализацию” – психологический эффект, когда человек придумывает логичное объяснение своим подсознательным стремлениям. Флоренс в данном случае сделала это с прямым приказом.
Вариант mattias корректнее. 1 – там была рационализация. 2 – это начальник базы, и переводить его попростецки неуместно. (plBots)