Why are we playing this game? Is it just to make sure we are all “in” on the game? Is this the business world’s equivalent of a modem handshake? You just want to make sure I haven’t been living under a rock? Maybe we can replace this waste of time with some secret hand signals or something. You tap your foot three times, and I respond with two eye brow raises. It’ll save the time and communicate the same information. We both know the ritual.