I think I woke up in the wrong world. In this world, DevManager (from yesterday's story) asked my opinion on my request, treated me like an adult, like a professional, like my opinion mattered way more than the people who were actually making the request. He wanted my personal opinion on whether his developer would be well utilized by Supremely Awesome Project Manager Dude. He discussed how I could steer conversations to get the most from his developer and always ways to follow up effectively with him. I like this world. Respect. What would that be like?