Word-for-word conversation held in my office today...
Co-Worker from Training Dept, and fellow working mom, pokes her head in my office door and said: "Hey Diana, can I ask you a question?"
Me (Marketing Dept): "Sure, what's up?"
Co-Worker: "Does Coke Zero have sugar in it?"
Me: "Nope. No sugar, just like Diet Coke...only it tastes better."
Co-Worker: "Good. I figured if anyone would know around here, it would be you. And you're right, it does taste better. Thanks."
Me: "No problem. Any time."
And that's why I refer to the marketing department as the nerve center of the organization. All of the truly important conversations impacting the good of the business (and for human race in general) take place in that office.
If only walls could talk...