Shark Tank: Long way around

Pilot fish is sitting in the computer room when a recently hired technician comes flying in, slamming the door behind him.

"Hide me!" tech yells as he runs around a corner and into the testing lab.

Puzzled fish starts to follow the tech to ask what's going on, but stops when he hears a thumping sound. It's someone pounding on the other entry door -- someone who doesn't know the code to unlock the door.

"I opened the door, and there was one of our female HR representatives," says fish. "She's well over six feet tall and extremely athletic-looking.

"Don't get me wrong -- she's attractive, but very intimidating due to her size, which she uses to her advantage in handling disputes."

"Is Wally in there?" HR rep booms at fish, who suddenly realizes why the tech was running.

"Uh, he's not in the computer room," fish says -- technically true, because he's actually in the lab.

Flexing her large hands, HR rep informs fish that the tech installed a new PC for her but neglected to back up a critical file that contained six months' worth of irreplaceable work.

"She then told me if I saw the technician to send him to her office," says fish.

"For the next two months, my technician entered work through the back door instead of using the front door, which was near her office."

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